Life is Like a Tootsie Roll® Lollipop

The Adventures of Sib and Bib

by Beverly Boone, Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/16/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 88
ISBN : 9781425993641

About the Book

Life is Like a Tootsie Roll Lollipop: The Adventures of Sib and Bib is a memory book of my childhood growing up in the segregated South during the 50s and 60s.  Sometimes serious and sometimes humorous, I look back on my childhood with memories that define all that is wondrous and enchanting about this fleeting period of time. Each of the twelve creative nonfiction stories is a unique celebration of some aspect of childhood that I hope will spark a special remembrance for each reader.

About the Author

“Sharing stories of my childhood is a way of holding on and letting go of the joys and tears of growing up in the rural South.  In my hometown, childhood felt like 100 years of waiting, longing, and dreaming.  These stories are a special tribute also to my sister, Sivi, whose love and friendship continue to create special memories that will endure for another 100 years.”    Dr. Beverly Boone

Dr. Beverly Boone received her undergraduate degree in English Education from North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC.  She received her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.  Dr. Boone, a life-long educator, is currently employed with Whiteville City Schools as principal of Central Middle School, Whiteville, NC

As the first Black female principal for Whiteville City Schools, Dr. Boone has also earned the honor of serving as the school system's "Principal of the Year" for two consecutive years.  She is extremely proud of the many accomplishments made by the Central Middle School community, which she proudly describes as "the best school in the world!" 

Prior to her work as a school administrator, Dr. Boone enjoyed a highly successful career as an English teacher in North Carolina and Delaware.  Throughout the years, Dr. Boone fostered her love for creative writing and journalism by submitting various articles for publication to several newspapers 

 Dr. Boone is available for speaking engagements, book signings, and educational consultant work. She is also available to share words of hope and inspiration with faith-based organizations.  Dr. Boone can be reached by e-mail at or by calling 910-840-2197. 

 Dr. Boone is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.