Family reunion planning is in full swing a few months out before summer. Feeling a little overwhelmed as you get things started? We have some resources to make the process the easier and ultimately fun. To get you started with planning, we have curatedA�Books on How to Plan Your African American Family Reunion.A�
Whether it is your first reunion or you have been doing it for years, these books will give you the tools and the inspiration you need. Be sure to share your images of your family reunion with us on social media with the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle
Books on How to Plan Your African American Family Reunion
The Black Family Reunion Celebrations, organized by The National Council of Negro Women and held in seven cities across America every summer, celebrate and preserve the values, traditions, and strengths of the African-American family. Inspired by these festivals,A�The Black Family Reunion CookbookA�contains more than 250 recipes from home kitchens across America, seasoned with warm memories and a�?homemade love.a�?
Providing all the guidance readers need to plan an emotionally satisfying event, this anecdotal guide includes information on everything from tracking down family members on the Internet to selecting a location and organizing travel arrangements
The Patchwork Quilt
Twenty years ago Valerie Flournoy and Jerry Pinkney created a warmhearted intergenerational story that became an award-winning perennial. Since then children from all sorts of family situations and configurations continue to be drawn to its portrait of those bonds that create the fabric of family life.
When she and her grandmother go to help with preparations for a big family reunion, Tanya learns about the history of the farm in Virginia where Grandma grew up
The reunion is a worldwide phenomenonA�celebrating life, treasured memories, enduring relationships, shared experiences, and the unique bonds that have held groups of people together. For families, the reunion is a living tapestry of decades past and futures beckoning, an opportunity to revisit intimate history and the foundations upon which many lives have been built. Planning and hosting such an important event require superior organizing skills, dedicated attention to detail, and the ability to reinforce and reaffirm the ties that have shaped your family.A�The Family Reunion PlannerA�is a comprehensive step-by-step guide that explores all the facets of creating and hosting a successful family reunion, including: