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Press Release

Local Author, Pamela Ayo Yetunde
Donates Books to Bay Area High Schools

Teachers Make it Required Reading!

- Book Teaches New Investors About Investing and Personal Finance -

February 22, 2001 – (Oakland, CA) – Pamela Ayo Yetunde, author of The Inheritance: A Stock-Picking Story, will donate copies of her new book to economics classes at Bay Area high schools - Berkeley High School and El Cerrito High School; the book will be required reading.

Using the unique approach of teaching through story-telling, the Oakland-based financial consultant Yetunde has written the "first personal finance book that you ever read from cover to cover" (D. Owens, Financial Commentator).  It's a money book that "reads like a novel," a fictional story about a competition between twin brothers Isaac and Ishmael to prove who is the better investor.  Yetunde has supplemented the story with investment tips and graphical illustrations throughout, ending with a glossary of terms.

Join Yetunde throughout Northern California as she reads from and autographs her fascinating new book during February and March.  The Inheritance: A Stock-Picking Story (Paperback, 192 pages, Marabella Books, ISBN: 1-928775-04-7)

February:
22nd      5:30 p.m.     Berkeley - Shelton Primary Education Center PTA
25th      3:00 p.m.      San Leandro - Progression Beauté Hair Salon
28th      9:15 a.m.      El Cerrito - El Cerrito High School

March:
1st        7:00 p.m.     Emeryville - Borders Books and Music
3rd        8:00 a.m.     San Francisco - CA Professional Black Women’s Networking
                               Brunch
4th       10:30 a.m.    Oakland - St. Augustine’s Church
16th      7:00 p.m.     Oakland - Marcus Books
17th      10:30 a.m.   San Francisco - Black Episcopalian Regional Conference
18th      TBD            Rohnert Park – Nat’l Assoc. of Negro Business & Professional
                               Women’s Clubs
20th      5:00 p.m.     Sacramento - Golden One Credit Union
23rd      7:00 p.m.     San Francisco - Marcus Books
31st      TBD             Emeryville - Home-Buying Seminar (Marriott Courtyard)

“Most investment books are extremely dull, and that’s one of the reasons why otherwise literate people remain financially illiterate,” states Tracey Scott, publisher and owner of Marabella Books. “I think people from high school age upward will appreciate the unique format and compelling story of competition and love between two brothers.”

Yetunde was inspired to write investment books as a way of giving back. “I wrote The Inheritance because I wanted African-American youth and young adults to know that they are entitled to participate in the stock market. I’m donating the books because everyone has something to contribute to the ultimate success of the next generation. This is just my way of making a difference.”

 “Why aren’t more money books written like this?  It reads like a novel so you don’t realize how much you’re learning. I recommend it to everyone regardless of nationality, especially if you are ready to be entertained instead of put to sleep. This one’s a winner!”
Barbara Stanny, author of Prince Charming Isn’t Coming

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Pamela Ayo Yetunde, J.D. is a financial consultant with a New York-based investment firm in San Francisco. A frequent speaker in the Bay Area and former financial columnist for CityFlight Newsmagazine, Yetunde has appeared on many radio and television programs, and she has addressed numerous schools and organizations on the subject of financial planning.  Yetunde is also the author of the book Beyond 40 Acres and Another Pair of Shoes: For Smart Sisters Who Think Too Much and Do Too Little About Their Money.

Both of the author's books were published by Marabella Books, which operates the SmartSisters(sm) Network - founded to creatively address the financial literacy needs of new investors. Pamela Ayo Yetunde's books are available at local bookstores or directly from Marabella Books at www.smartsisters.com.

 Review copies and author photos available upon request.

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