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.
From Black Culture, to The Divine Nine, to Homecoming, to Marching Bands, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are home of Black Excellence
It’s Family Day!!! Visiting her cousin, Michelle gets to experience life on a college campus, an HBCU campus. From witnessing the sisterhood, attending a step show, and even meeting professors and staff members to discuss her future aspirations, Michelle finds herself at “Home”. Michelle Goes To A HBCU is an amazing way to introduce a child in your life to the importance of selecting a college that exemplifies education, representation, inclusion and culture, while allowing them to be proud of who they are!!
“Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.”
~ Justice Thurgood Marshall
The day that Mr. Stewart’s students have been eagerly waiting for has finally arrived––a field trip to the Supreme Court! During the tour, Marquis and his classmates are encouraged to ask questions, highlighting the importance of curiosity in the learning process.
How many justices are seated in the Supreme Court? What is the difference between the chief justice and the associate justices? Why do justices wear black robes? These are just a few of the questions that are answered. The students also learn the role the President of the United States plays in the Supreme Court and how justices are elected to serve.
Marquis Goes to the Supreme Court is the perfect literary companion for inquisitive children who want to learn about the Supreme Court’s history and have questions regarding its setup.
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!
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.
Writing a book is such an incredible accomplishment! What is even more exciting is when the book is published. However, Michelle is about to find out the challenges of being a published author. Her expectations are high as she prepares to attend her first book expo at her school, Pen Legacy Elementary. She anticipates everyone will want to buy her book.
To her disappointment, Michelle doesn’t sell any books and becomes discouraged, vowing never to write again. Michelle’s mother tries to encourage her not to give up on her gift, but it is Ms. Charron Monaye who changes Michelle’s decision by sharing her success as an author. Michelle uses this information to overcome the obstacles she believes are in her way.
Take this journey as Michelle goes from zero sells to SOLD OUT!
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?