Author Charles W. Thomas III’s new book “How We Grew Up Strong in the Jim Crow South” is an uplifting celebration of values, family, and faith in midcentury Georgia

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Recent release “How We Grew Up Strong in the Jim Crow South” from Page Publishing author Charles W. Thomas III is a warmhearted memoir recalling his happy childhood as the fourth of ten children of sharecroppers. His hardworking parents instilled the ethics and values that directly contributed to the success and achievement of their children in their adult endeavors.

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Charles W. Thomas III, a US military veteran, longtime baseball umpire, avid poker player, and married father of four grown children who served in the Air Force for twenty-six years and now lives and works in Salem, Oregon, has completed his new book “How We Grew Up Strong in the Jim Crow South”: a nostalgic reflection on his family’s early years in rural Georgia.

The author writes, ‘In these pages, you are invited into the lives of my family as we worked to support ourselves. It will focus on our ability to adapt to the many challenges that came our way and what we able to do to overcome them. But challenges or not, we were a strong, supportive, and loving family. After you finish reading this book, you put down with a resolve to live better, to love better, to be better as a person, and to strive to make the world a better place for everyone.

This book is written in a way that is uplifting, thought-provoking, and informative. There are parts that will make you smile, maybe even bring a tear, but most of all, it should cause you to reflect on your own childhood in a way that also makes you smile. When you read about the nine- and ten-year-old boys plowing fields with a two-mule team, you gain a greater appreciation for the contribution they made to this nation. Thank you so very much for choosing this book to add to your home library.’

Published by Page Publishing, Charles W. Thomas III’s engrossing autobiography is an inspiring testament to the power of positive parenting and a happy, loving home regardless of financial wealth.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “How We Grew Up Strong in the Jim Crow South” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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