Black History Books : Modern Times

A Professional Development Workshop

Explore the historical, cultural and gender factors that impact the academic success of our African-American boys in America's schools. Examine the educational practices that diminish our boys' chances at school success and learn new strategies to ensure a positive educational experience.

This workshop has been presented to principals, teachers, school superintendents and education college students. Our educational consultant has shared this important information with educators and other professionals in various locations:

  • Lansing, Michigan school district
  • Ecorse, Michigan school district
  • NASA Goddard Space Center, Maryland

    To book this insightful workshop at your school or organization -
    call (734) 729-0501
    Workshop for Parents

    Our boys are under-achieving in school, their parents are often frustrated, and schools need to have higher expectations and greater appreciation for the learning style, culture and unique needs of our African-American boys.
    This workshop gives parents a greater understanding of the causes of school failure and more importantly TOOLS to ensure school success. Simple, yet highly effective lifestyle strategies, based upon timeless principles, are carefully explained. Our presenter has observed, first-hand, how these strategies move students from "F" to "A". Listen to these secrets for academic improvement. Parents will learn simple strategies they can implement at home that turn school failure into school success.

    Book this workshop for your school, community or church group - Call (734) 729-0501.

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      Quan.   Description Price
    1.   Africa Kit
    African musical instruments, books & artifacts - help children learn more about the motherland.
    2.   Beating the Odds - Raising Academically Successful African-American Males $32.00
    3.   Big Shoes: In Celebration of Dads and Fatherhood
    Al Roker, TV host, pairs up with celebrity friends to share fatherhood stories.
    4.   Black Children: Their Roots, Culture and Learning Styles
    A reference book for educators and parents of African-American children.
    5.   Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools $39.95
    6.   Dear Benjamin Banneker
    One of history's best, a free Black rises to national prominence during 1700's and early 1800's....children's picture book. Ages 7 & up
    7.   Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge"
    NBA athlete, father of three, brings together other professionals about importance of fatherhood.
    8.   From the Hood to the Hill: A Story of Overcoming by Barry C. Black
    True story - First African-American Chaplain of the U.S. Senate.
    9.   Gifted Hands by Ben Carson, M.D - CD
    Troubled inner-city youth becomes a brain on book photo for more details.
    10.   Grandfather and I
    Children's picture book, ages 3-6
    11.   How to Teach Math to Black Students
    How to make math fun and relevant to Black youth.
    12.   Jump! from the life of Michael Jordan
    A Michael Jordan story for children, ages 7 & up
    13.   Kill Them Before They Grow - Misdiagnosis of African American Boys in American Classrooms
    Teachers, parents and college students will benefit from these insights. Ages - Adult.
    14.   Learning While Black: Creating Educational Excellence for African-American Children
    For parents and teachers
    15.   Marva Collins' Way: Returning Excellence in Education
    For teachers. 242 pages
    16.   Miseducation of the Negro
    Carter G. Woodson classic - a must-read.
    17.   More Than Anything Else (Story of Booker T. Washington)
    Young Booker T. Washington wants to learn to read. Ages 5 & up
    18.   Motivating Black Males to Succeed in School & Life $16.95
    19.   My Brother Martin - A Sister Remembers
    A first-person account - Dr. Martin Luther King's sister writes her memories about her famous brother and their childish pranks. Ages 5 & up
    20.   Salt in His Shoes - Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream - Hardcover
    Children's picture book - ages 4 & up
    21.   Shades of Black - A Celebration of Our Children
    Colorful photographs of African-American children in a variety of complexion colors. Ages 4 & up
    22.   The Father's Plan: A Bible Study for Dads
    Seven-week Bible study for fathers
    23.   The Meanest Thing to Say
    An alternative to name-calling by Bill Cosby. Ages 7-9 years
    24.   The Measure of a Man - A Spiritual Autobiography
    Sidney Poitier's memoires from childhood in Bahamas to Hollywood and beyond. Paperback
    25.   Think Big - Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
    Dr. Ben Carson's personal formula for success!
    26.   Understanding Black Male Learning Styles
    Especially for parents and teachers
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