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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (97 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lucimarian Roberts Narrator: Robin Roberts, Robin Miles Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781608149780
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Good Morning America viewers have come to know and love Lucimarian Roberts, the eighty-eight-year-old mother of co-anchor Robin Roberts. On the day after Hurricane Katrina blew through the Gulf Coast, they watched Robin, standing amid the remnants of her hometown, recount the desperate search for her mother and her return to safety.

Robin was not surprised to learn that even as the winds howled and floodwaters rose, Lucimarian sang hymns. Today, Lucimarian Roberts can recite lyrics to hundreds of hymns and spirituals. She credits hymns for helping her, a black woman born in 1924, live faithfully through the turbulent times of the Great Depression, segregation, and racial prejudice even as the wife of a US Air Force officer.

This memoir shares pivotal moments in Lucimarian Roberts’ intriguing life, revealing how God has sustained her with strength and hope. Daughter Robin reflects at the close of each chapter, with her own voice, on her remarkable mother’s character and influence.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This book must be read by every woman who wants to raise a daughter who dares to face life fully with enthusiasm and an adventurous spirit.” 

    Maya Angelou

  • “His book is a beam of light, just like the author herself. So much hope and healing and a song to lift up every heart.” 

    Diane Sawyer

  • “This story is an inspiring and poignant example of what really matters in life.”

    Gayle King, editor-at-large, O, The Oprah Magazine

  • “The stories from journalist Robin about her mother add a sweet and conversational tone to the book.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Daughter Robin Roberts reflects upon her mother’s stories, completing them and showing how a mother-and-daughter relationship can seem to be divinely woven.” 

    AudioFile 

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 9/20/2013

    " Nice reflections and memories shared by a very strong lady. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 6/30/2013

    " Reflections on the life of a wonderful woman. Everyone can learn a little from reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica Albright | 6/30/2013

    " I didn't know that Lucimarian was from Akron. That was a fun surprise! And to know where the church is that she grew up in was really neat. There were a lot of God moments when I was reading this. I am blessed to have picked up this delight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie M | 3/22/2013

    " Heartwarming; a good read. I really like Robin Roberts so I was interested in the mother-daughter relationship. It was more (predictably) a memoir by Lucimarian, of course! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patti Dubay | 3/4/2013

    " great book to sit down and read when it is quite "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathie | 2/21/2013

    " A wonderful read from a woman of strength and faith. Short enough and written well enough to finish in one day. Loved it!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/19/2013

    " It's easy to see where Robin Roberts gets her strength from! Her mother's book is a delight. Still frustrating to read that a decorated soldier such as her husband was still treated with such racism in the military. Enjoyed! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 1/27/2013

    " Interesting perspective on Akron, Ohio in the 20s, 30s, and 40s. I was intrigued as my own mother grew up as a white child in another part of Akron during the same time period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 10/21/2012

    " Robbins brings us a firm,loving argument for faith. Beautifully told. Not really about mother daughter relationships, but so worth reading. I understand that some editions of the book come with a CD of her singing the hymns whose lyrics serve as chapter breaks, but my library copy did not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 9/26/2012

    " I enjoyed reading My Story, My Song. Lucimarian Roberts shares some great stories of growing up and how her faith was so central to her choices in life, even amidst situations where she experienced discrimination. Her life is an inspiration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally Lackey | 6/22/2012

    " A beautiful tribute to the life of an amazing woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucille Zimmerman | 5/30/2012

    " Short and sweet. An interesting read. "

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About the Author

Lucimarian Roberts (1924–2012) was born in 1924 in Akron, Ohio, and was the first person in her family to go to college. In 1946 she graduated from Howard University, where she met her future husband, Lawrence Roberts. Together they had four children. During her life she served as director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans Branch, chair of the Mississippi Department of Education, and as a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In 2011 she received the Medgar W. Evers Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gulfport branch of the NAACP.

About the Narrators

Robin Roberts is the anchor of ABC’s morning show Good Morning America. Under her leadership, the broadcast has won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning program. Prior to that, she was a contributor to ESPN. She is a native of Mississippi Gulf Coast and currently resides in New York City.

Robin Miles began her audiobook narration in 1994 covering many different genres and has won twenty-nine AudioFile Earphones awards. In 2014 she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in the Inspirational/Faith-Based Nonfiction category. Her film and television credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors’ unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in Theater Studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.