On My Own


(Dallas, TX) Say It Loud! Readers and Writers announce the 5th Anniversary Edition of On My Own: Vision Book Guidebook for Young People by Patrick M. Oliver.  On My Own: Vision Board Guidebook for Young People is designed to guide young people through an interactive process that will assist them with goal setting associated with their personal aspirations. On My Own, constructed with input from educators, writers, and parents, is also a result of sessions where young people participated in activities creating vision boards that highlighted their personal achievements, goals, and dreams.  

The 5th anniversary edition includes a new book cover design created by Relana Johnson of Analerdigital Media, several additional contributors, over 30 new pages of activities, an updated recommended reading list, and “Vision Notes and Vision Drawings” pages designed to engage participants in journaling, creative writing, and sketching. 

This second edition focuses on encouraging young people to remain extremely optimistic and to plan for a bright future full of infinite possibilities during the COVID19 pandemic.  The updated On My Own features words of encouragement and optimism from educators, artists, visionaries, and community leaders. These essays, proses, and motivational messages are written to help young people feel more comfortable planning, visualizing, and creating a prosperous future. 

Contributing writers include: Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, networking specialist Froswa Booker-Drew, Licensed Psychological Examiner Amber L. Broadway, award-winning children’s book illustrator R. Gregory Christie, poet & graphic designer Timothy Prolific Edwaujonte, Arkansas State Representative Vivian Flowers, librarian Tiffeni Fortno, educator TJ Hendrix, language arts professor Marcelle Haddix, Ph.D., publisher Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti, voiceover artist Mikki Hernandez, Grammy award-winning musician Delfeayo Marsalis, playwright Nina Angela Mercer, former NBA All-star Sidney Moncrief, food security advocate Ples Montgomery, poet jessica Care moore, minister Reverend Dr. Janae Moore, Certified Public Accountant Tracie Moore, literary consultant Patrick M. Oliver, fashion consultant China Robinson, nutritionist Dr. Jenelle Robinson, tennis program director Kreth Simmons, Professor Dr. Billy Thomas, principal Salome Thomas-El, S.T.E.M. educator Katina White, and National Park Service Superintendent Robin White. 

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