Black Children : health book seeks teen girl's voices

LaVora Perry

New Member
Jul 24, 2006
African American Teen, Pre-Teen, and Near-Teen Girls, Your Voices are needed!!

My name is M. LaVora Perry. I am currently co-authoring a book about African-American adolescent and preteen health with one of the most respected gynecologists in her field, Dr. Linda Bradley of the world-renown Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Bradley and I need your story and that of your daughter. The book, African-American Teen Girls Health (Cleveland Clinic Press, 2007), addresses many of the concerns, challenges and victories girls can have.

African-American Teen Girls Health provides facts about girls’ bodies, relationships, and the pressures of today’s world. On its pages, real girls share their stories and youthful readers can gain the knowledge they need to make educated decisions and wise choices. The book also features the voices of parents and others who care for and care about African-American girls. Girls can rely on African-American Teen Girls Health as a source of medically sound information and empowerment. This book will also be an invaluable resource for parents, teachers and anyone who cares about and works with African-American girls.

We need YOUR and YOUR DAUGHTER’S stories about:

· Parenting
o Parenting do’s and don’t o What works and what doesn’t o What you wish someone had told you
o Special challenges
o Discipline
o Discussing sexuality
· Pre teen and Teen pressures
· Study
· Spirituality
· Diet, exercise
· Making wise choices
· Over coming adversity
· Feeling different
· Hair
· Body image
· Depression, learning differences
· Being a great student
· Student athlete (special challenges)
· Peer pressure
· Health problems
o Obesity
o Diabetes, asthma, sickle cell
o Substance Abuse
o Any medical problems
· Almost any Teen (preteen) issue will be considered.

Please contact me if you would like to be a part of this project and/or have your daughter participate. Interviews will be conducted by email. All information is strictly confidential. Names will not be used. Written parental permission for the participation of minors will be required.

Please pass this call on to other friends who you think may be interested. We are working on a strict deadline as the book is due to be published Spring, 2007. Please respond by July 31. If you have questions, please email or call me. If you received information about this book from someone who is currently completing the project questionnaire, please ask that person to forward you a copy of the information, instructions, questionnaire and permission form so you can get started.*

Otherwise, you can get started now by sending an email to: When you email this address, you will receive instructions for downloading the questionnaire and required permission form.

Thank you!


M. LaVora Perry
Tel: 216.761.8316
Em: (Please insert @ in place of AT--this reduces SPAM in my in box.)

African-American Teen Girls Health--A Cleveland Clinic Guide
by Linda Bradley, MD.
with M. LaVora Perry
Cleveland Clinic Press, Spring 2007

Jan 22, 2001
betwixt and between
Website Consultant
Sister LaVora Perry ... Hello and Welcome ... :wave:

Thanks for sharing with us. Please take a moment to review our forum rules, as posting the same information more than once, is considered spamming and is not allowed. While we've deleted the duplicate threads thus far, continuing to do this will lead us to delete all of your threads.

We wish you much success with your endeavor.

Much Love and Peace.



LaVora Perry

New Member
Jul 24, 2006
Forum Rules

Thanks Destee,

I read the rules. Now I understand. Thanks for making this site available. Also thanks for the well wishes on the project. We really want this to be a special book for our girls. I have two myself. Not quite teens yet, however.

All for now.


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