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Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award- Sojo’s Trumpet ?

I'm the girl with the bows. I'm with my family in my grandfather's village in Cote d'Ivoire. It's all about memories.

We have all read books that have moved us forward in some important way and made us wonder about the world and our place in it.  After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Non-Violent Resistance by  Anne Sibley O’Brien and Perry Edmond O’Brien is one of those books that made me want to go out and  change the world for the better because it gave examples of people who did just that.  Here is my review of this book almost three years ago. This is the best gift you can get to inspire a young person in your life to see the possibility of one’s actions making a real, moral difference:  http://trumpetworld.blogspot.com/2009/05/after-gandhi-one-hundred-years-of.html

I am revisiting this book today, because recently Ms. O’ Brien was kind enough to nominate me for the Versatile Blogger Award.  I thank her and here is a link to her blog- Coloring Between the Lines;  Reflections  on Race, Culture and Children’s Books  http://coloringbetween.blogspot.com/

The Rules

1. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass this award along to 5  blogs you enjoy reading.
4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.

Seven things you didn’t know about me

1.       I am one of the 55 finalists for the 2012 Knight Foundation Arts Challenge/Philadelphia.   More than 1200 people applied.
http://www.knightarts.org/community/philadelphia/55-finalists-named-in-knight-arts-challenge-philadelphia


2.      I am from the Baoule ethnic group in Cote d’Ivoire and one of my heroines is Queen Pokou:
http://www.pascalmpeck.com/Paintings/Queen-Pokou.html


3.       I am now a major fan of Junot Diaz  and his novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.  http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97336132


     4.       I am also a major fan of  French tennis player Gael Monfils:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW9zKEiy77A


      5.      I am also a Philly girl and no one represents us better than Jill Scott: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QCXr79Rkcw


6.      I support the honesty and goal of the new film Pariah. Go see it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbBiTlGhrPY


7.      I love Korean food and my Korean language skills are coming along. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t3ch-UAbo0&feature=relmfu



  Blogs I Enjoy

1.       Coloring Between the Lines;  Reflections  on Race, Culture and Children’s Books  http://coloringbetween.blogspot.com/

2.      Africa is a Country  http://africasacountry.com/

3.      Black Girl Flow  http://www.blackgirlflow.com/

4.      Girls’ State of the Union  http://womensmediacenter.com/blog/girls-state-of-the-union/

5.      Amnesty International    http://www.amnestyusa.org/
















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