"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done…" 
-- Sidney Carton, A Tale of Two Cities. 

I am feeling very humble today. Random House just published my latest book "Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life," with Joe Brewster and Michele Stevenson. Our book will be a game changer, since it will arm Black boys' parents, educators and Village with strategies to help the boys fulfill their potential. 

Researching and writing Promises Kept was the hardest thing I've ever done. Not because I find research and writing so difficult, but because I did an exhaustive amount so quickly. I don't know how I did it and don't believe that could repeat it. Today "Promises Kept" landed in some excited parent's hands. Now lives begin to change, leaving me feeling awestruck (again) by how the work I do alone in a room (or not so alone in a coffee shop) can transform the world in ways I will never know. 

What an honor it has been, Joe Brewster and Michele Stevenson, to support you in your journey to help improve both children's lives and our world. #PromisesKept