Young Hearts Run Free

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US Census figures show that 70% of Black children are born into single-parent, female-headed households. 60% to 90% of the Black men in a jail or prison grow up in father-absent homes. In the UK 57% of black Caribbean children grew up in lone parent households.

AFRICAN AMERICAN AUTHOR CHALLENGES
THE DEAD IN NATIONAL TOUR


YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE
AUTHOR C. RANCE REDMAN



In a day and age when 70% of African America males are born out of wedlock, more and more fathers are missing from their children’s lives. Author C. Rance Redman not only asks the question “What is a dead beat dad”, but also “What is a dead beat son”?

The situation has become so dire that once the National Fatherhood Initiative, an influential nonprofit organization based in Maryland, once posted ads delivering gripping images of children with desperate messages to their absent fathers across the country. This, along with countless examples stressing the importance of male figures in the home prompted Redman to write the book entitled “Young Hearts Run Free”.

The fictional tale of Heart, a Southern black college student filled with bitterness and resentment learns to grow up and stop blaming the world for his woes through forgiveness. The story relates to Redman’s own personal triumph. After teaching hundreds of students as a high school instructor, realizing that he was not alone in this experience, he touted his students to stand with their heads held high along the pathway of survival.
Excerpt:
“What is a son’s obligation to his father? It should be his intent to devote a lifetime of labor and toil to the fields of legacy. Sons who till the soil of enlightenment with cultural awareness, dedication to the homestead, and delineation from bleak motivation to do great things must weed the regeneration of “dead beat sons” out of the field of trite sensibilities. Despite the inexcusable lack of effort on the part of shallow men shifting the burden of responsibility of manhood to boys, sons of the dead must make it a necessity to be free- become educated, brilliantly mindful of their history, and boldly seen in the eyes of their children. We are obligated to nurture our seeds to fruitful beings that will feed the hearts and minds of their children. We are indeed obligated to live for the growth of our crop.”

"Young Hearts Run Free"
ISBN-13: 9780615190419
ISBN-10: 0615190413
Trade Paperback
Publication date: February 25th 2008 Page count: 150 pages
Price $15.95 Size: 6inx9in

Available Wholesalers: Ingram (US), Baker and Taylor (US) Gardners (UK), and Bertrams (UK)
Retail partners: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Borders

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Young Hearts Run Free

Submitted: March 20, 2008

US Census figures show that 70% of Black children are born into single-parent, female-headed households. 60% to 90% of the Black men in a jail or prison grow up in father-absent homes. In the UK 57% of black Caribbean children grew up in lone parent households.

AFRICAN AMERICAN AUTHOR CHALLENGES
THE DEAD IN NATIONAL TOUR


YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE
AUTHOR C. RANCE REDMAN



In a day and age when 70% of African America males are born out of wedlock, more and more fathers are missing from their children’s lives. Author C. Rance Redman not only asks the question “What is a dead beat dad”, but also “What is a dead beat son”?

The situation has become so dire that once the National Fatherhood Initiative, an influential nonprofit organization based in Maryland, once posted ads delivering gripping images of children with desperate messages to their absent fathers across the country. This, along with countless examples stressing the importance of male figures in the home prompted Redman to write the book entitled “Young Hearts Run Free”.

The fictional tale of Heart, a Southern black college student filled with bitterness and resentment learns to grow up and stop blaming the world for his woes through forgiveness. The story relates to Redman’s own personal triumph. After teaching hundreds of students as a high school instructor, realizing that he was not alone in this experience, he touted his students to stand with their heads held high along the pathway of survival.
Excerpt:
“What is a son’s obligation to his father? It should be his intent to devote a lifetime of labor and toil to the fields of legacy. Sons who till the soil of enlightenment with cultural awareness, dedication to the homestead, and delineation from bleak motivation to do great things must weed the regeneration of “dead beat sons” out of the field of trite sensibilities. Despite the inexcusable lack of effort on the part of shallow men shifting the burden of responsibility of manhood to boys, sons of the dead must make it a necessity to be free- become educated, brilliantly mindful of their history, and boldly seen in the eyes of their children. We are obligated to nurture our seeds to fruitful beings that will feed the hearts and minds of their children. We are indeed obligated to live for the growth of our crop.”

"Young Hearts Run Free"
ISBN-13: 9780615190419
ISBN-10: 0615190413
Trade Paperback
Publication date: February 25th 2008 Page count: 150 pages
Price $15.95 Size: 6inx9in

Available Wholesalers: Ingram (US), Baker and Taylor (US) Gardners (UK), and Bertrams (UK)
Retail partners: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Borders Read Chapter


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