New Book Addresses Challenges Faced by Inner City Youth

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Author reveals broken promises, shattered dreams and childhood lies of an inner-city child

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Does anyone hear the silent dark cries of the inner-city child? Author Leslie Clark-Headley has, and attempts to shed light on many of the challenges faced by the inner-city youth and culture. Her book, Silent Dark Cries………………, is written based on some fact, some opinion, and some experience, “with hopes it will be read and received in the spirit in which it has been written, to help, not hurt or hinder.”

Written with rhyme, reason, poetry, non-fiction and reality. Silent Dark Cries……………… is a life-changing book based on the everyday life of the average youth from the inner city, whether they are a part of the positive or the negative—drugs, crime, auto theft, school, work, church, good, bad, or uncertain—without condoning inappropriate behavior or shifting responsibility and accountability. It portrays that the decision the youth has to face, the challenges of living through survival missions, and their odds of getting a fair chance are already compromised as they wear the scars of the inner-city hard knocks.

Silent Dark Cries……………… appeals to men, women and youth of every household, especially those who are overwhelmed with curiosity and interests as to the behavior of most of our youth and the impact and effect it has on society at large. Leslie closes with motivational messages for all in her chapter "Where lives change" sharing inspirational words, giving homage to other artist who inspire her speaking and writing.

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About the Author
Leslie Clark-Headley is a proud native of Newark, New Jersey, an example of faith and conqueror of defeat. She is a Social Science student majoring in both Psychology and Sociology with a minor in philosophy working toward her aspirations of becoming a (life) Therapist for Women and Youth. Most importantly, she is a devoted wife, a loving Mother and Grandmother. She is an advocate for Youth and Women, a Role Model and Mentor.

Clark-Headley is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dreams Do Come True, non-profit Youth Motivation organization, Inc. D.D.C.T acts as a major Support and Resource system for inner-city youth. D.D.C.T under the direction of Leslie Clark-Headley Co-Sponsors a Summer Day Camp enrichment program for children ages 6-12. In an addition Leslie, through her program provides Mobile Motivational Clinics and Workshops for Youth, Women and Men throughout New Jersey.

Silent Dark Cries……………… * by Leslie Clark-Headley
“The Lost Generations”
Publication Date: March 6, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 245 pages; 978-1-4691-5211-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 245 pages; 978-1-4691-5212-7
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4691-5213-4

5x7 photo books can be ordered by contacting llc_headley(at)yahoo(dot)com or calling (862) 452- 7769

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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