About the Book
Did you know your cellphone was invented by an African American? What about the doorknob, mailbox, or the home security system? Through the book, you will learn along with Mr. Kentrell’s class just how African American women and men contributed to the world we live in.
Imagine Life Without African American Inventors is a beautifully illustrated children’s book about inventions that has become the fabric of our everyday lives. Children will learn that some things that we may take for granted – from the components in a cell phone, streetlights, mailbox, hairbrush, potato chips, ironing board to the home security system – were created by African American men and women. As Michelle and Mr. Kentrell’s class learn about these inventors, they are asked to image life without African Americans.
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Bruised, Broken, and Blessed
Bruised, Broken, and Blessed: Life Changing Stories That Will Ignite Hope, Elevate Personal Growth, and Confirm Your Greatness is a collection of short stories from storytellers, entrepreneurs, and life coaches bonding together to transport individuals from a place of brokenness to blessed.
This book contains stories written by a dynamic and diverse group of women, men, survivors, veterans, and actors. These stories represent the journey of women and men who have experienced life’s failures, disappointments, and losses, but had the resiliency to continue pressing forward towards their breakthrough. Life requires you to not only elevate your mindset, but to grow through, fail forward, and take that mighty leap of faith even when the pain is unbearable. Always remember that in life, you will face some experiences that will break and bruise you, but never stop realizing that your blessings are on the other side of the storm!
Co-Authors include: Sang Thi Duong, Jasmine York Ball, Michael Simmons, Briana McKnight, Ontaria Kim Wilson, Dennis LA White, Summer Fitch, Anissa Zabriskie, Kenneth R. Nelson Jr., Roberta A. Albany, Latisha Stephens, Carnell Poteat, and Tyressa Ty
Kennedi Meets The Vice President
Did you know what you want to be when you grow up? Do you know that you can do anything and be anything you want?
Kennedi Meets the Vice President is a vibrantly illustrated book that introduces children to career day at school. Children will learn about different jobs they can do when they grow up, such as a firefighter, doctor, pilot, or nurse. Read on to see how Kennedi and Ms. Tammi’s class meet the vice president!
John’s Journey to Outer Space
By John Xavier
Astronauts and space are perennial kid-favorites. John’s Journey to Outer Space offers an exciting look into the imagination of a young, African-American boy who experiences many extraordinary galactic adventures in outer space. Written in an accessible and fun style, this informative text is perfectly complemented by visually stunning, large-sized, full-color illustrations.
This is the perfect book to encourage children aged three and over to engage in S.T.E.M by using their imagination, thinking creatively and learning about basic cosmic terminology.
- Supports Learning:
- Promotes problem-solving
- Encourages focus
- Supports early learning of outer space terminology
- Inspires creativity and imagination with lively illustrations
- Empowers children with a ‘Can Do’ mindset
Michelle Goes To The Beach
Enjoy a day at the beach with Michelle! This storybook, featuring vibrant illustrations, takes Michelle on a sunny, beach adventure. Everyone’s favorite honor roll student enjoys the day with her parents as they ride in helicopters, eat pizza, play with seashells, and even learn about the ocean waves!
Michelle & Her Magical Pen
Michelle is an amazing girl who aspires to be a great writer. She finds much delight in writing day in and day out. However, when her English teacher gives the class an assignment to write a story for a book anthology, Michelle draws a blank. Will Michelle overcome her writer’s block and create a compelling tale, or will she lose her passion to write?
Through playful and vivid fantastical illustrations, Michelle & Her Magical Pen inspires young readers to embrace their love of writing, while allowing their imagination and pen to be their best friend.
I Respect Difference
By Dr. Art Fields
Something’s different about third-grade teacher Mrs. Brookings when she returns to school from summer break. Their parents have already been informed, but now Mrs. Brookings’ students are about to discover the difference in their teacher, too.
“I Respect Difference” celebrates our differences and how they make us uniquely powerful. Getting an understanding breeds awareness, with celebration and advocacy tagging along for the ride. Jump between the pages with Mrs. Brookings’ class to find what happens when they learn to love and respect DIFFERENCE.
Michelle Goes To Congress
Executive Branch! Legislative Branch! Judicial Branch! Who really runs the world?
Michelle is excited to visit the U.S. Capitol with her class! The students are fascinated by Congress and how it works. Not only are they eager to learn more about the House, Senate and their functions, but excited to show off what they’ve already learned. Will the class impress their teacher – Mr. Cauley, and their tour guide with their knowledge, and what other exciting facts will they learn about our democracy?