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Just Us Books Sponsors “My Most Memorable Moment with my Father”

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In conjunction with the release of One Million Men and Me, (written by Kelly Starling Lyons, illustrated by Peter Ambush), independent and Black-owned publisher Just Us Books is sponsoring ” nationwide writing contest called “My Most Memorable Moment with My Father.” Students in first through fifth grades are invited to share the most special moment they’ve shared with their father or father figure. Entries can be prose or poetry; must be 100-300 words for first through third grade entrants, 250-500 words for fourth and fifth grade entrants and must be typed. Entry deadline is January 31, 2008. Prizes will be given for first place ($250) and second place ($100). Complete contest details are available at”

The book and the contest celebrate Black Fathers and father figures who make a positive difference in the lives of our
young people.

*Note from ToE: Not only does the contest celebrate fathers but it promotes writing in young people. Pass this opportunity on to as many children as possible.

Read more about the contest, the publishing company and the latest book release at Just Us Books


Written by Symphony

January 4, 2008 at 2:38 pm

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    April 8, 2008 at 9:02 pm

  2. Just Us Books has announced the winners of its “My Most Memorable Moment with My Father.”

    to learn about the winners and read their entries.

    The winners are:

    First-Third Grade Category:

    first place: Jahbril Porter-Ollarvia, age 5, writing about his father, Jason Ollarvia
    1st grade, Ujima International Education Center, Country Club Hills, IL

    second place: Marquez Morrow, age 7, writing about his mentor, Brother Aaron Eggers, 2nd grade, Owen Scholastic Academy, Chicago, IL

    Fourth-Fifth Grade Category:

    first place: Denarius Woods, age 10, writing about his father Jeremy Hargrow, 5th grade, College Hill Academy, Cincinnati, OH

    second place: Tiye Atu Ima Asega Garrett-Mills, age 9, writing about her father, Joel James Mills, 4th grade, Institute of Global Scholarship, Denver, CO

    Katura Hudson

    April 16, 2008 at 11:34 am

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