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The Trailer – FROM ME TO YOU by Deidra R. Moore-Janvier, Esq.

“From Me to You: The Power of Storytelling and Its Inherent Generational Wealth – An African American Story” by Deidra R. Moore is a poignant tale, weaving history and heart. A mother’s gentle conversation with her child unveils the complex legacy of slavery, sparking a journey of understanding and empowerment. This book is a must-read for families, offering a gateway to discuss difficult topics with compassion and insight. Embrace this transformative experience and share in the powerful dialogue of generations.

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“What is slavery?” This innocent question posed by the author’s child led the writer to compile an insightful and thorough journey through ancestral culture and history.

Designed as an innocuous conversation between a mother and her child, the story the author provides begins as you might expect it to. A considerate and compassionate parent protects her offspring and is responsible for their education and growth. The nurturing of a child’s mind and spirit is an integral part of that growth; learning where he came from is the path toward learning who he will be.

Part of a parent’s conversations with her child begins with checking for understanding. After a quick level set of what the young mind was already privy to, the natural flow of the conversation turns to teach him how to ask the right questions. Teaching him to gather data, research, and form his own opinions and understanding based on his discoveries. After said work, the young mind is ready to hear the story his mother is ready to provide.

The story itself is full of history, global facts, and details that aid in understanding a very complex topic. Centuries’ worth of history is shared, logically progressing from the origins inside the continent of Africa, a review throughout other geographies, to the present day and current location. The current location in the story is a peaceful alcove in the backyard, a safe space for a young boy to quietly speak with this mother and learn about grown-up things like slavery, hate, bias, and people unwillingly uprooted from their lives.

The subject matter is not one that will ever elicit good feelings. Slavery is a legacy of injustice, persecution, and a villainous black mark against humanity that cannot be brushed under the rug. Knowledge is power and one that we always want to equip our future generations with.

Overall, this book offers an insightful and detailed journey through history through a simple conversation of “From Me to You.” I highly recommend it to any parent seeking guidance on tackling and discussing complex issues with their children. By allowing children to process such topics at their own pace and understanding, you’ll find that they can quickly become well-informed and knowledgeable individuals.

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About the Author:

In 1996, as a single mother and after nine years of employment with the Manhattan company TIAA-CREF, Deidra Moore quit her job as a commercial real estate paralegal to attend law school. In 1999, upon graduating CUNY School of Law at Queens College, Deidra worked as a Public Defender with The Legal Aid Society in Bronx County. Nearly five years later, Deidra left The Legal Aid Society to establish her own firm. In 2004, she established the Law Offices of Deidra R. Moore, P.C. As an African American mother, wife, and advocate for change, Deidra, through her vision and her faith, set out on a journey in 2020 to educate as many of our youth about “the value in investing in themselves and in learning about their history.” In 2022, Deidra authored From Me to You: The Power of Storytelling and Its Inherent Generational Wealth―An African American Story.

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