LaTonya M. Branham is a native of Dayton, Ohio. She is the author and editor of CultureSeek: Connecting to African and African American History (1st edition, 2006 and 2nd edition, 2009), Spirit Seek (2007), and The Academic Prayer (2013). She is also a two-time contributing writer to Chicken Soup for the Soul series: Devotional Stories for Women (2009) and Here Comes the Bride (2012). LaTonya earned a Master of Arts degree from Antioch University McGregor and a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilberforce University. She is currently completing doctoral studies in Leadership & Change in Higher Education at Antioch University. LaTonya is the founder and CEO of the Reader2Leader Foundation, and Branham Consulting, LLC. She served as a college administrator and adjunct professor in the College of Education at Central State University. LaTonya and her husband currently serve in community outreach (First Fruits) and youth initiatives. Reading and sharing books, and serving as a College Success Coach is an important mission in her life.

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