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She was born and raised into everything, but sunshine. After surviving an abduction and child abuse as a toddler, she came of age in the Boogie Down Bronx during the turbulent 70's. She witnessed the creation of one of the most notorious street gangs of the day, along with the creation of the World of Hip Hop right outside her back door. She went to college to escape her chaotic household only to return to the devastating effect of the AIDS epidemic and the rise of Crack Cocaine which took over her beloved streets of New York. After surviving numerous encounters of sexual abuse and domestic violence, she devised a plan, like so many others before her, just to survive.


This is her story of resilience.


"Although autobiographical, "Resilience: We Don't Stop," could be any and every woman's story." 

"As I began reading this book I knew that “Resilient” was the perfect word to describe the author."

"Brave. Honest. Raw. 
Hard to put down. Powell is resilience personified."


LG Powell, author of “Resilience: We Don’t Stop” 

 A Native New Yorker, Lynda’s early years began on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and then she came of age in The Bronx. She was inspired by her elementary school teachers at P.S. 140 and P.S. 47 to become a New York City Public School History Teacher.


Her knowledge of history and love of literature focuses the reader on a time of yester year we don’t want to forget. Her documentation of life as she knew it, as an inner city black youth during the 70’s brings back memories which many different audiences can share and appreciate.




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