I’ve had the pleasure of reading this book and I can’t say enough about it. Not only is Plèas Tousant Pearson an unsung hero and amazing figure in our history, he was instrumental in the advancement of black & brown people and he foresaw many of the developments we see today. (gentrification, businesses , etc), not just in the city of Harlem but all across the country. I learned about the rich culture of Harlem, the power of resilience, entrepreneurship and the value of coming together as a family & community to bring change to a society. This should be read by young and old as well as placed in learning institutions. Janell Pearson, a successful business woman and public figure in her own right, has created a remarkable literary work that is truly needed in today’s time. So many valuable lessons in this book and not only is it a powerful addition to black history, it’s message resonates with the entire world.