Overcoming challenges to get the best outcomes for your child with a disability is about more than lists of tasks to complete; it also requires dealing with the emotions that challenge us.

Inspired by their experiences of raising children with disabilities, three African American moms—who are also advocates—share how they deal with both the positive and the difficult emotions involved in the parenting journey. Like a candid conversation with a dear friend, We Dare Be Brave: African American moms and the emotional journey of raising children with disabilities explores these emotions in an honest way and shines a light on the path for African American moms who are successful caregivers and advocates.

As local and national advocates, all three authors — Salina Miller (Mother 2 Mother), Patricia Parker (REACH Services), and Nikki Montgomery (Madvocator Educational and Healthcare Advocacy Training) — lead Cleveland-area organizations focused on the needs of families and caregivers of children and adults with disabilities.

This 80-page book is a quick and powerful read for any parent raising a child with disabilities. Rather than focusing on technical issues, the book hones in on the emotions and challenges parents face, as well as ways to overcome them for more effective advocacy and better outcomes.