Donald Easton-Brooks PhD. grow up in the inner-city of Houston, TX. He lost his mother at the age of 11. He lived a life in which he had to really raise himself. He has escaped various forms of childhood issues and now finds himself an advocate for children and educational policies. He did not have a relationship with his father until his 11th grade year in high school. However, Donald was been able to go to college on a football scholarship. He graduated with a degree in Sociology, later earned his masters in special education, and then his Ph.D. He is now a university dean. He has published works in academic journals and book chapters. He is married with three boys.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My five favorite books are The Roadless Traveled (M. Scott Peck), Her Blue Body Everything We Know (Alice Walker), The Collected Poems (Emily Dickinson), The Dream Keeper and Other Poems (Langston Hughes), and The Road Not Taken and Other Poems (Robert Frost)
What do you read for pleasure?
For pleasure I mostly read poetry. I find it peaceful, mentally stimulating, and at times emotional.