Above the Treetops: An Extraordinary Witness in the Diaspora

Above the Treetops: An Extraordinary Witness in the Diaspora

by Lisa Thomas Smith

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After hearing the voice of an Atlanta, Georgia woman in the African Rainforest, Kismah Afro transcends time and space and submerges into the local reality with a global awareness. The book addresses the issue of sustainability through spoken word, instills character values, and builds awareness and vocabulary of young readers. The story is the introduction of Kismah's socially conscious voice that speaks to individual and peer issues and concerns.
Through her colorful awareness, Kismah instills confidence, encourages curiosity about history, society, and the role of humanity and its interconnection throughout the universe. The global girl's greatest desire is to inspire hope, encourage readers to develop a greater awareness, and think about their impact upon ecosystems as well as their commitment to effect change when necessary.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148222286
Publisher: BookLogix
Publication date: 01/14/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 34
File size: 18 MB
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Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Throughout her life, Lisa has nurtured a desire to serve humanity.
The former journalist was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and currently
resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Lisa learned as a child how to utilize her gifts and talents to inform, inspire, and motivate. As part of her preparation, she completed a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism in 1983 from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and returned to her home in Chattanooga
to pursue her dream to become a journalist. Lisa moved to Atlanta in 1987, and worked for several business corporations. In
1998, she obtained a Master's in Education at Clark Atlanta University. She graduated in 2002 from Emory University with a Master's in Divinity, and earned a certificate in Women's Studies.
In 2003, she earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Clark Atlanta University.
From 1990 to 2004, Lisa served as a communications officer with the Atlanta Public School system and transitioned to a middle school special education teacher in 2005 to touch the pulse of urban education. Her passion, desire, and empathy eventually resulted in
her being hired to serve as an elementary school counselor.
In addition to being an educator, Lisa is also a motivational speaker
and an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
During her first mission to West Africa, Kismah was conceived. Lisa's core strengths are to engage, teach, and enlighten and are the result of her authentic encounters. Her students fondly call her "Ms. Dr. Smith" and "Ms. Dr. Seuss."

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