New Book Shares Timeless Teachings Of Kindness And Community

This new, non-fiction inspirational title shares timeless, well-worn lessons in basic kindness, compassion and care for others, while instilling confidence and positivity for child-rearing in today's world.

Using one-word lessons starting with the letter “L” such as love, lean, lift and laugh, “Raised Up by Mrs. Manly & Her L’s is a new non-fiction family guide. The inspirational book shares life lessons for raising caring, confident children based on the life examples Mama Manly used to raise her own family.

Written by first-time author and “socialpreneur” Sandra Evers-Manly with illustrations by Wendell WigginsMrs. Manly’s L’s is a simple telling of well-worn teachings of motherly influence and positivity. The inspirational book serves as a universal guide for youngsters and grown-ups for daily living, with a special focus on caring for others.

“Our mother taught us valuable life lessons using words that begin with the letter L. From lifting others up and not tearing them down; to leadingliving life to the fullestleaving a legacy; and finding time to laugh – all of her lessons can be applied to both adults and children, serving as reminders that we need to care for one another to create a better society,” Sandra Evers-Manly said.

She hopes the inspirational book will shine a spotlight on the long-lost traditions of basic kindness, community-building and love while extending the indelible imprint left by Mrs. Manly for generations to come.

Mrs. Manly’s L’s is a simple family guide, offering timeless truths for all ages. The book makes a great addition to any literary collection, community organizations, churches, libraries and after-school programs. Educators and anyone who needs a lift will find the book valuable.

An ardent philanthropist Sandra Evers-Manly has lived her life purposefully and ready to make a difference in the lives of others. Her passion for under-recognized causes has led her to channel her time and resources with lasting impact. Nationally recognized for her commitment to community, diversity and the arts, Sandra has maintained a strong focus on young people, encouraging them to get excited about education and the opportunity to excel.
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