About the Book
Compiled By: Charron Monaye
Get Out Of Your Own Way: Overcoming Adversity to Live In Your Truth Out Loud is a collection of personal short stories from C.E.O.’s and Entrepreneurs who have learned the valuable lesson of focusing on Faith, instead of Fear!
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Michelle & Her Magical Pen
Michelle is an amazing girl who aspires to be a great writer. She finds much delight in writing day in and day out. However, when her English teacher gives the class an assignment to write a story for a book anthology, Michelle draws a blank. Will Michelle overcome her writer’s block and create a compelling tale, or will she lose her passion to write?
Through playful and vivid fantastical illustrations, Michelle & Her Magical Pen inspires young readers to embrace their love of writing, while allowing their imagination and pen to be their best friend.
Michelle Goes to An HBCU
From Black Culture, to The Divine Nine, to Homecoming, to Marching Bands, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are home of Black Excellence
It’s Family Day!!! Visiting her cousin, Michelle gets to experience life on a college campus, an HBCU campus. From witnessing the sisterhood, attending a step show, and even meeting professors and staff members to discuss her future aspirations, Michelle finds herself at “Home”. Michelle Goes To A HBCU is an amazing way to introduce a child in your life to the importance of selecting a college that exemplifies education, representation, inclusion and culture, while allowing them to be proud of who they are!!
Leave a Trail of Glitter
Historically for centuries, women and especially enterprising women in business and entrepreneurship have not been seen. Women have been excluded from leadership roles especially in business, commerce and entrepreneurship. Women have had to dull their shine so others would feel good about themselves. Women have been made to feel less worthy, so someone else (usually male counterparts) could feel worthy. Women have been held back because of the fear they would outshine others. In business and in corporate America, so often our gender and the color of our skin (for Black and brown women) has been a source of contention and a stumbling block. Today, women are the fastest growing demographic of new businesses, yet we have so far to go. Women are embarking on entrepreneurship in record numbers because we are tired of being told what we can and cannot accomplish, what to do; how to do it and when. We are tired of working 10 times harder for a fraction of the pay. We are tired of being tired and feeling unworthy.
The purpose of this book is threefold. Firstly, it is to acknowledge God as our guide and the creator, founder and CEO of any business or entrepreneurial journey we embark on. He is the creator of the business plan and the standard operating procedures. He is the one that gives us purpose. He sends us the resources and he illuminate our path. Secondly, it is to shout from the rooftops that the tide is turning. No longer will we feel inadequate, that we are not enough or that we don’t deserve everything we have worked to achieve. No longer will we allow our past mistakes to dictate our future successes. Not only have we earned it, but we deserve it and we down right DEMAND the respect and honor we are due! Thirdly, we hope to leave our trail of sparkle and shine in an illuminated path of glitter for the next generation of women in business to follow as they spring forth, create and blaze their own trails. If there is one thing, we hope you take away from this compilation it is, wherever you go, whatever you do…leave a trail of glitter for those who will come behind you! We were all born with a little glitter inside of us. Some of us just haven’t begun to sprinkle it yet.
Michelle Goes To Paris
Bienvenue à Paris!! Welcome to Paris!!
In this exciting adventure, Michelle and her parents are off to Paris for her father’s business meeting. Throughout their visit, Michelle is introduced to French cuisine, enjoys the double-decker bus tour of the city, and learns about the history of various landmarks. But, when touring the Eiffel Tower is not on her parent’s agenda until the last day, Michelle’s feelings get hurt.
Will her parent’s change the agenda? Will Michelle go with the flow? In Michelle Goes to Paris, readers learn the value of patience, culture, and the beauty of family.
Women In Blue
Every day, society is bombarded with images of strong men leading the charge of law enforcement in media, education and entertainment, serving as the faces behind the badge. But no matter how often they are overlooked, there are thousands of women who don the blue uniform, too. And their stories aren’t imaginary or fabricated…these women are real.
In Women in Blue, author Irene Reyes-Smith joins a group of female officers from around the nation together, compiling their astounding, breathtaking, and often heartbreaking tales of being a woman behind the badge, and how it affects their lives. They are wives, mothers, sisters, daughters and friends, bound to uphold the law as they balance their lives and stressful careers. But what happens when they finally drag through the front doors of their homes after a grueling day on the streets?
…will they even make it home?
Take the harrowing journey with ordinary women as their hearts collide with the passion, pain, challenges, happiness, mountains and valleys while simply trying to survive it all. Will they stop before they’re able to push through all that comes at them, or will the Women in Blue use their faith in God to conquer adversity?
Imagine Life Without African-American Inventors
Did you know your cellphone was invented by an African American? What about the doorknob, mailbox, or the home security system? Through the book, you will learn along with Mr. Kentrell’s class just how African American women and men contributed to the world we live in.
Imagine Life Without African American Inventors is a beautifully illustrated children’s book about inventions that has become the fabric of our everyday lives. Children will learn that some things that we may take for granted – from the components in a cell phone, streetlights, mailbox, hairbrush, potato chips, ironing board to the home security system – were created by African American men and women. As Michelle and Mr. Kentrell’s class learn about these inventors, they are asked to image life without African Americans.
STOP Asking for Permission & Give Notice: A Guide to Living Unapologetically
In her new book, STOP Asking for Permission & Give Notice, author, playwright, and all-around writer, Charron Monaye shares her journey from pain to peace, outlining steps everyone can take to create an unapologetic life — while removing toxic people and hardships.
After surviving multiple anxiety attacks that led to a life-altering heart attack at the ripe young age of thirty, Charron had to learn how to give her pain a voice while not blaming herself in the midst. Charron Monaye adapted a new sense of survival while being ready to open up about losing everything…and finding peace in the process.
In STOP Asking for Permission & Give Notice, Charron shares her insights to maintaining a life that is rich simply by owning it. Charron Monaye gives readers access to her life lessons by focusing on three areas of personal ownership –– Acknowledge, Accept, and Attain.
STOP Asking for Permission & Give Notice offers provocative lessons, actionable tools, real-life situations, and coaching questions to help you accept responsibility, own your lessons, and begin the journey to live a life you desire today.
Michelle Goes To Congress
Executive Branch! Legislative Branch! Judicial Branch! Who really runs the world?
Michelle is excited to visit the U.S. Capitol with her class! The students are fascinated by Congress and how it works. Not only are they eager to learn more about the House, Senate and their functions, but excited to show off what they’ve already learned. Will the class impress their teacher – Mr. Cauley, and their tour guide with their knowledge, and what other exciting facts will they learn about our democracy?