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New Book Explores African-centered rites of passage: "Bringing the Light into a New Day: African-centered Rites of Passage.”

Author and scholar Dr. Lathardus Goggins II unveils his latest work, "Bringing the Light into a New Day: African-centered Rites of Passage - 25th Anniversary Edition,” an insightful reflective exploration of African-centered rites of passage. This highly anticipated book delves into the principles and components of the transformative process, guiding readers toward a deeper understanding of their cultural heritage, rituals, and the path to personal growth.

Unlike traditional "how-to" manuals, "Bringing the Light into a New Day" takes a unique approach, offering readers the tools to discover "how to - how to." By delving into the essence of African-centered rites of passage, this guide empowers individuals to become active participants in creating and managing their own "light" - a metaphor for opportunity, hope, and wisdom.

Drawing inspiration from the concept of sankofa, the author emphasizes the importance of reflecting on the past, present, and future to identify and implement effective solutions. "Bringing the Light into a New Day" encourages readers to examine their heritage, drawing upon the wisdom of previous generations to shape a more vibrant and prosperous future.

The book emphasizes the critical role that African-centered rites of passage play in the African-American community. By bringing forth the light - the essence of their heritage - families and communities can empower the younger generation to recognize their unique genius and potential. Through these transformative rituals, African Americans can reclaim their voice, ensuring their interpretations and aspirations are not overshadowed by external influences.

Dr. Lathardus Goggins II, a leading authority on African-centered rites of passage, has dedicated years of research and experience to bring forth this enlightening work. By offering profound insights and practical guidance, he inspires readers to embrace their heritage and embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery.

"Bringing the Light into a New Day" is now available for purchase at leading bookstores and online retailers. For further information, interview requests, or review copies, contact Lathardus Goggins II at [].

About Lathardus Goggins II, Ed.D.:

Dr. Lathardus Goggins II is a distinguished advocate for youth and equitable education with over thirty years of experience. His extensive background encompasses teaching, admissions, academic advising, community outreach, and directing an Upward Bound program. Dr. Goggins' expertise in social-emotional learning, restorative strategies, and identity development has made him a respected leader in the field. His latest publications, including Bringing the Light into a New Day: African-centered Rites of Passage 25th Anniversary Edition (2023), African-centered Rites of Passage and Education: Culturally Responsive SEL (2022), and Facing the Rising Sun: Lesson for the Authentic Self (2021), exemplify his commitment to empowering students and creating inclusive learning environments.


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Review copies of "Bringing the Light into a New Day" are available upon request. Press/Media kit available at [].