Malcolm the Musician (Paperback)

So Close to Home

By John a. Asuncion

Epigraph Publishing, 9781951937003, 40pp.

Publication Date: December 11, 2019

List Price: 17.95*
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A children's book for young and older adults inspired by the Malcolm X Park located in the City of Poughkeepsie, New York.

Written by Counseling Right Now, LLC, therapist and founder, John A. Asuncion, with artwork created by Elijah and Isabella Asuncion, Malcolm the Musician: So Close to Home examines the harmful effects of the phenomenon: gaslighting, considers the healing power of encouragement, and demonstrates the capacity of the human spirit to rise through adversity while transforming hate into love.

Readers are invited to learn the placement of the 12 music tones on the ukulele with the use of color and sound. Right-hand and left-hand instruction is woven throughout the book.

"Malcolm the Musician: So Close to Home calls for the end of psychological and emotional abuse in the world, portrays the journey of self-discovery and post-traumatic growth, and implores us to love ourselves and others stronger, become better together, and end hurt." --John A. Asuncion