My Story, My Song

My Story, My Song

Mother-daughter Reflections on Life and Faith

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
Reflects upon the author's faith through times of adversity and turbulence, and recounts pivotal moments in her life and how God has sustained her with strength and hope through the Great Depression, segregation, and racial prejudice.

Ingram Book Company
Good Morning America viewers have come to know and love Lucimarian Roberts, the 87-year-old mother of co-anchor Robin Roberts. For many, the heartfelt connection began the day Hurricane Katrina blew through the Gulf Coast. They eagerly watched as Robin stood among the remnants of her hometown and talked about her desperate search for her elderly mother, who had ridden out the storm in her Mississippi home. Once she knew that her mother was safe, Robin admitted that she was not surprised to learn that even as the winds howled and floodwaters rose, Lucimarian Roberts sang hymns.For all of her long life, Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts has drawn upon her faith in God for comfort and strength. Even today as she sits down at the piano, she can recite the lyrics to hundreds of hymns and spirituals first learned in her childhood church in Akron, Ohio. In fact, she credits hymns for helping her, a black woman born in 1924, live faithfully through the turbulent times of the Great Depression, segregation, and racial prejudice even as the wife of a U.S. Air Force officer. “Who would have thought that a poor black girl with an alcoholic father would one day end up at Howard University on a scholarship and eventually Chair of the Board of the New Orleans branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta?” she asks with a smile.My Story, My Song brings together the pivotal moments of Lucimarian Roberts’ intriguing life with personal reflections from her daughter Robin. “God has brought the most wonderful and sometimes the most unlikely people, of all ages and races, into my life to encourage and guide me on this spiritual journey of life,” Mrs. Roberts says with a brightness in her eyes. Clearly, she is still singing her song.

Publisher: Nashville, TN : Upper Room Books, c2012
ISBN: 9780835811071
Branch Call Number: 248.8 ROB
Characteristics: 143 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Roberts, Robin 1960-
Buchanan, Missy


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Aug 31, 2012

This is a memoir of Lucimarian Roberts, mother of GMA host, Robin Roberts. This is the story of a woman who faced poverty, racism, and Hurricane Katrina with integrity and grace. Her family had festive picnics in the yard when they were too poor to have much to put on the table. Being a woman of faith, she trusted in the Lord. She sang hymns as a form of prayer and to relieve stress. She loved her family and people. She attributes her own success to the many people God placed in her path along the way. Very inspirational!

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