Genre: YouthISBN- 978-1737449607
Boss Women features seven African American women who started their businesses by themselves or as co-founders with family members. Some of the enterprises are relatively new, while others have been established for decades.
The businesswomen profiled in this book are Janice M. Adams (JMA Solutions), Valerie Daniels-Carter (V&J Holding Companies), Bea Dixon (Honey Pot), Janice Bryant Howroyd (The ACT One Group), Garnetta Sanders (Neta Scientific), Janell Stephens (Camille Rose Naturals), and J.C. Sykes (90 Degree Construction).
Boss Women uses poetic phrasing to make it easier for children to read and understand. While reading each poetic profile, children will be able to see themselves in these women’s successes and dream big dreams for the future. The book is also a motivational tool for adults who are seeking encouragement on their entrepreneurial journeys.
Gwen Richardson has been an author, entrepreneur, and "boss woman" for decades. She is the author of 13 books, including Boss Women, and is a graduate of Georgetown University. She has been twice nominated for NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Literary Work, wants to inspire children to seek entrepreneurship as a career path. Richardson resides in Houston with her husband, Willie, and adult daughter, Sylvia.
'10 of My Favorite Novels of All Time' by Gwen Richardson
Since I’m an avid reader and have read thousands of books, it’s not easy to create a list of only ten. But following are 10 of my favorite novels of all time. My favorite two genres are historical fiction and mystery/thriller so the titles reflect that. They are in no particular order.
1. The Wake of the Wind by J. California Cooper
2. Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson
3. My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
4. The Living Blood by Tananarive Due (sequel to My Soul to Keep)
5. Freeman by Leonard Pitts
6. Dark Corner by Brandon Massey
7. The Coming by Daniel Black
8. White Lines by Tracy Brown
9. Standing at the Scratch Line by Guy Johnson
10. Echoes of a Distant Summer by Guy Johnson
(sequel to Standing at the Scratch Line)