Author Bernice Harris discusses sagging pants!
Pull Your Pants Up and be a man! is a book to inspire thought and change. It will benefit the young thirteen-year-old boy who may not be fully aware of the steps he should take in planning a good life. It will be equally beneficial to the eighteen year old who has wandered away from a life of decency and good judgments. Read reviews or purchase on Amazon!
In the upcoming weeks I am going to begin to introduce you guys to both myself and author Bernice Harris through interviews and press we’ve received.
Bernice Harris is the author of Pull Your Pants Up and be a man! a self help book for minority teens. Pull Your Pants Up is a very poignant and timely book as senseless crimes amongst youth increases and a move from discussion into action needs to be taken by parents and the community. Listen in as the author is interviewed by Ella Curry of EDC Creations and discusses the inspiration for her book:
Ella: What inspired you to write the book?
I live on the edge of the Englewood community in Chicago which has the highest crime rate in the city. Young men are dying weekly from gang violence. Even innocent honor roll and college students have lost their lives in the senseless melee, by simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Ella: Who did you write this book for? Why?
The book was written for young men in neighborhoods that are plagued by violence, as well as the boy regardless of where he is, who just needs to start to plan early to make sure that he fulfills his full potential. Ones attention may be drawn to the cover and title of the book which shows the sagging pants. While wearing pants this way is an issue with parents and schools, and the book certainly addresses the issue, the book does much more than that. It helps the young man who may be at the cross-roads between child and adult to honor his parents role, while working on his own planned future. The book was also written to help parents and educators in their difficult roles. By the book dealing with problems that are faced by both genders, girls has also stated that they have benefited greatly from the practical advice.
Ella: Is there a message in your book that you want readers to grasp and share?
Yes, young black men are our national treasures! They are our future decision-makers, they are our daughter’s husbands, and our grandchildren’s father. Are they being prepared for these roles?
Ella: What was the most powerful chapter in the book?
I feel that they all are very powerful. If I must choose one I will choose “Dreams” it tells how innocently we lose those childhood dreams, but it also gives suggestions on how to get them back.
Do you feel there is a lack of respect amongst our male youth? What can adults do to solve the problem? And what do you believe caused the problem? Do you think sagging pants is apart of a bigger problem? Please share in the comment section below. Interested in purchasing an autographed copy of Pull Your Pants Up? Use the option below.