Gems from the Elders: A Book of African-American Proverbs by Jamilla Okubo
Words of wisdom deeply rooted in truth and experience have long been a staple in Black culture, speech, and dialogue. Whether spoken with love from a grandparent, delivered with passion by a pastor in a pulpit, or offered from knowing stranger with hair peppered with grey, there are certain phrases that have been cited and shared time and time again within the Black community. This book highlights just fifteen African-American proverbs, though countless more exist. Like the elders who use them, they offer lessons in guidance and grace to all those who are willing to listen and learn.