Ollie’s Kids is a
beautiful literary legacy, it fills an important gap
in America’s collective knowledge of Black families
reared in the rural South. Dr. Bowers’ memoir serves
as a blueprint for rearing faith-filled,
hard-working, and highly productive children. You
will gleam from this memoir that old fashioned
values, belief systems, and a strong foundation will
help us all be the changes we desire to see. You
will see clearly that one’s financial condition is
not a reflection of one’s future.
The author chronicles the struggles of coming of age
in the racially torn South and the life-lessons that
instilled in him the clarity to master adversity and
not let his circumstances determine his conclusion,
nor deter his God-given purpose. After reading Dr.
Bowers’ work, you will be motivated to pen your
family legacy in hope that it will inspire your
children and the generations to come.