News Release

Candy Apple Indian Books

On May 1, 2021 Candy Apple Indian Books launched two books by author Dana Lowery Ramseur, "Strong Like Rhoda: Exploring Female Power in the Lumbee Tribe" and "Lumbee Herstory". As Mother's Day is fast approaching these two books will inspire mothers, daughters, and females alike. Books can be found on Amazon.com and in fine independent bookstores.

The book cover for "Strong Like Rhoda: Exploring Female Power in the Lumbee Tribe" by author Dana Lowery Ramseur.

The book cover for "Strong Like Rhoda: Exploring Female Power in the Lumbee Tribe" by author Dana Lowery Ramseur.

Strong Like Rhoda: Exploring Female Power in the Lumbee Tribe:

History books tell us many things about Henry Berry Lowry, the renegade, and Robin Hood of the Lumbee people, yet we know very little about his wife Rhoda Strong Lowry. Dana Lowery Ramseur, a proud member of the Lumbee tribe, takes pieces of Henry’s life to connect the story of Rhoda and how she is relevant today in our lives. Rhoda has come to be a symbol of struggle against oppression, and we need her voice more than ever in our daily hustle and bustle caused by constant pressure by others or ourselves to perform unrealistic goals. This book provides simple wisdom shared with great humility and optimism. Learn to embrace a more realistic description of Rhoda and in turn, allow yourself to simply be you. Many historians perceived Rhoda as fragile, but we can all agree, if she were fragile, she was fragile like a bomb.

Pictured: The book cover for "Lumbee Herstory" by author Dana Lowery Ramseur.

Pictured: The book cover for "Lumbee Herstory" by author Dana Lowery Ramseur.

Lumbee Herstory:

Lumbee Herstory is an alphabetical listing of important people, events, and items that are important to the history of Lumbee, North Carolina. Each letter listed has an important addition defined and described as it relates to Lumbee.

BOTH BOOKS CAN BE PURCHASED ON AMAZON BY CLICKING HERE.

Author Bio: Dana Lowery Ramseur is a product of the 1980s and the mother of two insanely handsome and intelligent sons. When she is not being an awesome librarian, she enjoys time with her tightly woven family. She graduated from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of North Carolina in Pembroke, earned her master’s degree in library and information studies from East Carolina University, and is nationally board certified in library media. If you see her at a Lumbee event, please say hello, she always loves making a Lumbee connection.