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#1 Urban College Student Novel is Now Free for 5 Days

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“This was a very in depth look into a young woman’s life. Her struggles, trials, sacrifices, perseverance and triumphs! Its a definite must read!” - Kendra Glenn

In the global phenomenon, A Black Girl Once Told Me to Never Give Up,” author and Urban continuing education expert Verlisa Shanklin has crafted an incredible masterpiece that acts as the perfect mix of inspiration and enlightenment.

A Black Girl Once Told Me to Never Give Up  uses the author’s personal experience and powerful testimony to craft a story that sheds light on the realities of how difficult if can be for an African American student in a predominantly white institution to navigate the education system and themselves simultaneously.

This riveting manuscript is a true memoir of a woman who was able to overcome every adversity and obstacle to attain the pinnacle of success—only to discover that college had its own set of problems awaiting her arrival. Powerfully written for today’s world, this novel is embedded with nuggets of wisdom and concepts of the heart—a reader is guaranteed to obtain the tools necessary to triumph in a white world with dark skin. Purchase a copy today to begin your personal journey to victory.

This success manual is currently free and available for download on Amazon. Get your copy at:

A Black Girl Once Told Me to Never Give Up is gearing up to be number one on Amazon’s bestseller list in the Teen/Young Adult and Continuing Education categories with an average 5.0-star review rating. Here’s what some of the reviewers have said:

“Excellent read!! I really enjoyed this book and felt it was inspirational and motivating! I would recommend anyone who has had fears of being inadequate or have ever felt insecure in their abilities to read this book to see through her story just how capable we all are in achieving our dreams.” – Lynjunita Matsey

“This book is amazing. Though not all African American academic experiences are the same, her story is still relatable. I have gone through a similar experience and I am so happy that someone took the time to write about this.” – LaToya Patterson

For more information or to schedule an interview about this press release please contact Verlisa Shanklin, author, at 773-726-6247 or email

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