Author: JEAN ALICIA ELSTER

A resident of Detroit, Michigan, Jean Alicia Elster, JD, is a professional editor and writer whose articles have appeared in national publications such as World Vision and Black Child. In addition to the Joe Joe in the City series, she is the author of the young adult novel Who's Jim Hines? (Wayne State University Press) which was selected as a Notable Book by the Library of Michigan. She also collaborated in the manuscript preparation for the award-winning Dear Mrs. Parks: A Dialogue with Today's Youth by Rosa Parks (Lee & Low Books). She is the editor of several books published by Judson Press including Playbook for Christian Manhood: 12 Key Plays for Black Teen Boys by James C. Perkins and Profiles in Black: Phat Facts for Teens by Marvin A. McMickle.

Jean Alicia Elster and her husband are the parents of a son and a daughter.

BUILDING UP ZION'S WALLS
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8/1/1999

BUILDING UP ZION'S WALLS

Ministry for Empowering the African American Family

Table of ContentsThis powerful resource is no less than a blueprint for potent ministry to the African American family. The basis for these materials were the workshops and papers at the acclaimed 1997 National African American Family Ministry confe...

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I HAVE A DREAM TOO!
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5/15/2002

I HAVE A DREAM TOO!

In this second volume of the Joe Joe in the City series, the serious-minded but likable Joe Joe faces his peers who ridicule him for dreaming of attending college one day. Joe Joe realizes that attaining this dream won't be easy, either personally o...

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I'LL DO THE RIGHT THING (PB)
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10/19/2010

I'LL DO THE RIGHT THING (PB)

This fourth and final volume of Joe Joe in the City series finds Joe Joe facing gang trouble at school. He has to make a difficult decision about whether to join Tyrone and his crew, the Defenders, or to follow the example of Ralph Bunche, the first...

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I'LL FLY MY OWN PLANE
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9/1/2002

I'LL FLY MY OWN PLANE

Jean Alicia Elster reads via skype from "I'll Fly My Own Plane."In the third book in the Joe Joe in the City series, Joe Joe is tempted to make quick money illegally to buy a fancy airplane. After being inspired by the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, ...

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INTERPRETING THE WILL OF GOD
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3/1/2002

INTERPRETING THE WILL OF GOD

Principles for Unlocking the Mystery

Table of ContentsInterpreting the Will of God gives Christians the necessary tools to look beyond the secular distractions that compete for our attention and to focus on the Lord's plan for us. Dr. Mack King Carter explores the nature and characteri...

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JUST CALL ME JOE JOE
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10/1/2001

JUST CALL ME JOE JOE

In the first volume of this four-book series, Joe Joe is mistaken for a member of a gang of kids that has ransacked a white man's store. Shaken, he takes refuge in a library book about the Negro Baseball League. Inspired by the example of ball playe...

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OUR HELP IN AGES PAST
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4/20/2005

OUR HELP IN AGES PAST

The Black Church's Ministry Among the Elderly

Table of ContentsHow can the black church fully and successfully forge ahead without recognizing the contributions, wisdom, knowledge, and insight of those who laid the foundation for its existence today? The authors of Our Help in Ages Past proclai...

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PLAYBOOK FOR CHRISTIAN MANHOOD
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1/23/2008

PLAYBOOK FOR CHRISTIAN MANHOOD

12 Key Plays for Black Teen Boys

Listen to Dr. Perkins' webinar "Raising & Mentoring Teen Boys," Part I.Listen to Dr. Perkins' webinar "Raising & Mentoring Teen Boys," Part II Available on Kindle!Read the Table of Contents, Foreword, and IntroductionRead the Back CoverThis game pla...

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