Who is Lauretta Joyner? She is someone who cares and is concerned about family values consistently being devalued in society. Her experience included being a substitute teacher as well as, volunteered for a non-profit organization teaching others how to read. Respectively, she wants to awaken the hearts and minds of those concerned with giving children the tools needed to be their best. Her book, “Respect Me” helps to impart one of those values that needs to be instilled at childhood to give children a great head start in becoming successful in life.