Mary Halliday encourages readers to appreciate life’s lessons and the values, traditions, and principles that are passed down from one generation to another

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 09, 2016

Mary Halliday’s new book, My Village Speaks - Parenting, Mentoring, Educating, and Sharing, ($21.99, paperback, 9781498466271; $32.99, hardcover, 9781498466288) uses her own upbringing to explain how historical, political, cultural, and social patterns are significant to the mentoring, educating and sharing within a community. Mary Halliday is a 74-year-old matriarch in her family. She is a retired social worker who speaks about faith and family. Her story includes the trials and tribulations of her grandparents and her parents. It shows the migration of her relatives from the South to the North in the 1930s, their entrepreneurial spirit, and the impact WWII had on her family. Mary includes the excitement of marriage and motherhood and the brokenness of separation, divorce, and being a single parent.

Mary traveled to many countries trying to develop a greater insight into the human spirit. She looks at the customs of parenting, mentoring, educating, and passing down the history and legacy of people from around the world. She stresses the importance for every nationality to understand the history and legacy of all nationalities, but especially African history. She believes that everything is relevant because people are all related as human beings.

“I hope readers understand the importance of knowing their family history and culture and how world events have a personal impact on their lives,” states the author.

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Mary Halliday graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a Masters in Social Work. She has 30 years experience in the field of social work; specializing in medical, foster care, and homeless advocacy.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order My Village Speaks - Parenting, Mentoring, Educating, and Sharing through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

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