Imagine Me is a riveting story of a young black girl's journey growing up in the early '60s. The setting is Detroit where dreams are formed from life experiences within a city ghetto. A coming-of-age story set during the height of the civil rights movement, this was a time of music, baseball, and fishing on the Detroit River, a time of developing and discovering identity. Wanting regular people who struggle to have hope, Brenda Fantroy-Johnson wrote her memoir to show it is possible to get out from under hardships.
“That there is hope, there is a way out,” Fantroy-Johnson says. “I am living proof that it’s possible. Education is the key.”
The memoir gives a detailed accounting of how a self-described "good girl" copes with the early tragedies of childhood loss and abandonment. Growing from a child having children to the becoming of a woman who refuses to let herself quit, this is a story of strength and commitment to fulfill her mother's directive, proving to herself--even through domestic violence, drugs, and alcohol abuse--that faith can get you out and enough faith can overcome fear.
This is a journey of hope and dreams fulfilled.