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Books for the Heart & Soul

RoRo" Rainbow Communications

ROLANDA T. PYLE is both author and publisher. The name of her press, RoRo's Rainbow Communications, was inspired by her love for rainbows, which remind her that God keeps His promises. The motto is "a word fitly spoken" as found in Proverbs 25:11—"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pitchers of silver." She prays that the words written in her books will bring encouragement, inspiration and motivation to the readers and that they will truly be "books for the heart and soul."

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Awards for Rolanda T. Pyle

Rolanda Pyle was selected from over 5,000 submissions to be featured in both the 2016 and 2014 editions of the Woman’s Advantage Shared Wisdom Calendar.

2011 Intergeneration Storytelling Certificate of Distinction for the poem, "A Tribute to Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren."

President’s Volunteer Service Award, April 2009 by Citymeals-on-Wheels

Best Inspirational Poems, 2008 by Christian Storyteller

Paul Dunbar Literacy Award for Creativity, March 2006

2004 Sloan Public Service Award

HBO's 2004 Beah Richards Spirit Award

"100 Women Who Shape Our City" April 2004 in New York's Daily News

2000 The Isaac Liberman Public Service Award

Editor's Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry, 1994 by the National Library of Poetry

2nd Place in the Countee Cullen Library Black History Month Poetry Contest

2nd Place in African Voices Short Story Contest

About the Author and Portrait of Rolanda T. Pyle


The author is also a contributor to the anthologies Gumbo for the Soul: The Recipe For Literacy in the Black Community, Gumbo for the Soul: Here's Our Child, Where's The Village?, Gumbo for the Soul: Women of Honor, Gumbo for the Soul: Men of Honor and the illustrated anthology, Beautiful Women — Like You and Me.
Cover of FINALLY by Rolanda T. Pyle


Hear Rolanda T. Pyle read her inspiring signature poem "Finally."

Rolanda’s creative writing has won poetry and short story writing awards, and her work has been published in religious and community newspapers. She also contributed to a publication entitled Your Dreams Can Come True: Stories of Hope, Perseverance and Triumph for youth who are in foster care and published by Rev. Alfonso Wyatt of the Fund for the City of New York.

Rolanda currently attends Times Square Church in Manhattan and is active in ministry.

ROLANDA T. PYLE is a licensed social worker and consultant.

She is currently the part time Community Outreach Specialist at Sunnyside Community Services - CARE NYC, where she was previously Assistant Director. CARE NYC provides support to caregivers of older adults living with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. She was a consultant with the Assigned Counsel Project and before that, Associate Director of the Brookdale Foundation's Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) at the Brookdale Foundation. She also served as Director of the New York City Department for the Aging's Grandparent Resource Center where she worked with grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

The author has also been featured on various radio and television programs. Her numerous awards include the distinguished 2004 Sloan Public Service Award and HBO's 2004 Beah Richards Spirit Award. In April 2004, New York's Daily News named her one of the "100 Women Who Shape Our City."

In addition to her social work and her writing, Rolanda volunteers with the NYC Meals on Wheels Senior Chat program through which she provides companionship through weekly phone conversations with isolated seniors.

Rolanda is the author of the books Grandma's Hands - a children's story bookand Finally - a collection of inspirational poems; and the compiler of and contributor to Beneath His Everlasting Wings, a collection of devotionals. She is also the coauthor of the chapter, "Support Groups in the Lives of Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren," in To Grandmother's House We Go and Stay. In addition, she is the coauthor of the chapter, "Grandparents as Family Caregivers," in the current edition of Encyclopedia of Elder Care, and the author of articles in Narratives of Professional Helping, NASW News (published by the National Association of Social Workers), and Grand magazine. She was a guest editor for the Journal of Intergenerational Relationships Special Issue: Grandparents and Other Relatives as Parents and a peer reviewer for the Journal of Intergenerational Relationships.


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