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Journey Home

by Toni Eubanks

Journey Home is the story of Tamara Woodson, who lives in the American West in the 1880s. She is smart and sassy, and has a mind of her own. Like many black families of that era following slavery, her family traveled west and founded their own town. Tamara Woodson is at a turning point in her life. She begins a journey of self-discovery that reveals important connections to her ancestral past. Prompted by her ambitions and experiences, she prepares herself for an uncertain future. At one point, Tamara's fears are expressed in a dream that intertwines a Nigerian Yoruba folktale. She learns to interpret important symbols. At another, Tamara learns about the Apache Indian culture from a girl who is preparing for her own elaborate coming of age ceremony. Exposure to these two cultures helps Tamara validate the values and traditions of others as well as her own. As she matures, Tamara learns to let go of her own fears and to rely on her inner strength. Journey Home is book one in the juvenile historical fiction series, "Passage to Womanhood."

Try-Its For Brownies, Girl Scouts

by Melissa Algranati Chris Bergerson Maria Caban Rosemarie Cryan Dee Ebersole Toni Eubanks Lauraine Merlini Harriet S. Mosatche Patricia Paddock

This easy-to-use resource for Girl Scouts and Brownies helps give ideas on earning badges. The activities listed in this book are great fun to do on your own or with friends. This book also helps girls be resourceful out in nature. The Safety section offers many good ideas including teaching skills for an emergency like fire or if a person is choking.

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