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NEW BOOK BY PAST 100 PRESIDENT WILLIAM MIDDLEBROOKS AND CO-AUTHOR LESLIE GORDON HONORS WISDOM OF EXTRAORDINARY AFRICAN AMERICAN FATHERS AND PROVIDES SAGE ADVICE FOR ALL FAMILIES

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Dare To Be Extraordinary – A Collection of Positive Life Lessons from African American Fathers is a journey of triumph. At its core, this inspiring book is about positive examples of bold, courageous parenting set by loving, present African American fathers who raised their children to become extraordinarily successful adults. The book provides a roadmap to help parents from all walks of life prepare their children for excellence with the help of inspirational father figures and a strong faith.
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The book shares poignant examples and lessons of great parenting from the personal anecdotes from the following extraordinary African Americans:

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    • Robin Roberts – ABC News Broadcaster
    • Russell Simmons – Cultural Icon and Master Entrepreneur
    • Andrew Young, Jr. – Former UN Ambassador and Civil Rights Icon
    • Rosalind Brewer – President and CEO of Sam’s Club
    • Harold Ford, Jr. – Former US Congressman
    • Dennis W. Archer – Former Mayor of Detroit
    • Dr. Ronald Goldsberry, PhD – Philanthropist and Former Executive
    • And many more!

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Dare To Be Extraordinary was conceived and developed to support a new campaign to help raise the positive profile of fathers in the lives of their children. The supporting website www.extraordinaryfathers.com offers inspirational messages, “A Father’s Blog and a “Father Knows Best Panel” to offer guidance and support to parents and much more. Visit to learn more.
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