This month’s book choice was recommended to us from one of my favorite inspiring women.
Sheri Salata, the president of The Oprah Winfrey Network, was the subject of our featured interview in this month’s Women on Fire membership package.
If anyone knows the best and latest book to recommend, it’s Sheri, and she didn’t disappoint!
Our October Book To Live By selection is….
Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss and Hope in an African Slum by Jessica Posner and Kennedy Odede is the true story of two young people from entirely different worlds who fall in love — and change the world.
Jessica Posner is a Wesleyan College graduate from Denver,and Kennedy Odede is a young man from Kibera, the largest slum in Africa.
Together, their work has changed the lives of many in Kibera’s most vulnerable population: girls.
They founded Kibera’s first tuition-free school for girls, a large, bright blue building, which stands as a bastion of hope in what once felt like a hopeless place.
There is intrigue and suspense in this book, and it’s impossible to read it without feeling uplifted for what is possible for the human spirit.
Mia Farrow called the book “an astounding story of love, hope, inspiration and triumph. It is a mesmerizing love story; two young people from very different cultures join forces to build a life together—and a new life filled with promise for others. I don’t think either of them understand the word ‘impossible.’ ”
Please order your copy today and let me know what you think. It’s a perfect book to curl up with this weekend.
Thank you, Sheri Salata. This book is such a winner!
P.S. Please join me in New York City on Tuesday, November 3 at 7:30PM for an intimate evening, workshop and discussion of the Women on Fire book series.
Sponsored by BookTheWriter at a private home, the evening promises to be fun and inspiring! All information to register is here. I hope to see you there!