About the Book
About the Author
“Raising Black Boys to Men: A Mother’s Guide to Raising Thugless Sons” is a candid book of one mother’s journey: her successes, trials,
and errors, in raising her three boys, in a society that glorifies
Author, Patricia Joseph, who successfully navigated the
lives of her three sons, through the ever so present negative
influences in society, felt compelled to write about her experience in
raising thugless sons. Patricia credits much of her success to just
“good, ole-fashion child rearing.”
In her book, Patricia provides
simple anecdotes and tips, to help mothers faced with the challenges of
raising Black boys. Patricia cleverly sprinkles humor throughout the
book, and provides laughter to the role of parenting. The book is a
short, quick-read, which can be read in a few hours. At the end of each
chapter, Patricia provides “Mom Tips,” which are little nuggets of
information, for moms to reference long after reading the book.
readers will enjoy the heart-felt emotion of Patricia’s call-to-action:
“Save Our Sons.”
Also, readers will come to understand the unique
challenges African-American mothers’ face, with raising their boys.
Patricia takes no prisoners, when she writes about the incarceration
rates, and illiteracy of young, Black men. At the end of the book,
Patricia provides readers with a list of “Recommended Reading,” as a
supplement to further their knowledge and increase awareness.
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