Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-265) and index.
1. Successful African American young women and their families -- 2. Mothers of academically successful daughters : the mothers' voices -- 3. Fathers of academically successful daughters : the fathers' voices -- 4. A diversity of family contexts : the daughters' voices -- 5. Parenting and educating for success in math and science : early childhood through college -- 6. Becoming a black woman : a closer look at personal, cultural, and emotional challenges -- 7. Raising successful African American young women : what we have learned.