Do I Look Like an ATM?

Do I Look Like an ATM?
Do I Look Like an ATM?

Do I Look Like an ATM?

A Parent's Guide to Raising Financially Responsible African American Children
By Sabrina Lamb


224 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $14.95 (CA $16.95) (US $14.95)

ISBN 9781613744055

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Mar 2013)
Lawrence Hill Books


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Nominated for:45th NAACP Image Awards, Outstanding Literary Work--Instructional With step-by-step advice and exercises for African American parents and their children, this guide to fiscal responsibility sets out to establish new financial behavior so young people will avoid the personal economic problems that have plagued the culture. This book guides parents through a self-examination of their financial habits, and by performing the exercises included in this book and having candid discussions with their children, parents can become engaged citizens in the world of money. With new financial traditions and a better understanding of money and its meaning, the next generation will realize the true power of wealth and use their money wisely. 


"Any parents who have ever given their children an allowance, only to have them look to spend mom and dad's cash rather than their own, knows that financial literacy is the key to a happier household. Do I Look Like an ATM? is a must-read parents' guide to making their children better, smarter spenders." —Joy-Ann Reid, Managing Editor,

"Helping African Americans achieve economic justice has never been more urgent. Do I Look Like an ATM? provides parents with the support they desperately need so that they can begin to transform the financial culture of their families as well as their descendants." —Kelvin Boston, host of Moneywise

"At a modest 191 pages and teeming with helpful charts, quizzes, real-life examples and breakouts, I found this book helpful even though I haven’t yet started a family.  But when I do, best believe I’ll sit them down and read them some of this wisdom alongside passages from Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein."—Jet Magazine

"I was so impressed at what I found inside Do I Look Like an ATM? that I was uncharacteristically speechless...If talking about dollars to your kids just makes sense, then Do I Look Like An ATM? would be a shot in the arm to your family’s finances."—The Bookworm Sez

"It is aimed at African-American parents, but rare would be the family that couldn’t benefit from her sassy form of financial tough love."—The Star Ledger

"This book is a way to not just hope, but to help them do better, while getting a better grip on your own finances and money management choices. I highly and enthusiastically recommend Do I Look Like An ATM?: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible African American Children."—Black Enterprise Magazine

Author Biography

Sabrina Lamb is the founder and chief executive officer of the, a leading provider of financial education for underserved youth in the New York City tri-state area. She has written for Ebony, Essence, Heart and Soul, and Black Elegance.