Author: Kamichi Jackson
Fifteen-year-old Kendra James hasn't been feeling like herself lately. It isn't anything she can explain. And truth be told, it isn't anything her parents seem to want to hear. So she's left to fend for herself against the cloud of sadness that seems to have settled permanently above her head.
Things take a turn for the better when Kendra's older sister Meisha suddenly reappears after having mysteriously disappeared ten years before. Things are looking up—until the day the girls are discovered together and are forbidden to see each other.
Enter Kendra's uncle—a popular former professional football player who steps into the picture, showering her with gifts, money, and even better, the attention she so desperately craves. Once again, Kendra finds herself in a relationship she must keep secret, especially once he makes a move that changes everything forever and sends Kendra's world into a tailspin from which she's not sure she'll ever recover.
In addition to K My Name Is Kendra, Kamichi Jackson is the author of an eBook entitled Where Present Meets Past (originally available as part of the now-defunct Amazon Shorts Program), the middle reader book You’re Too Much, Reggie Brown, a forthcoming adult novel entitled The Brownstone, two unproduced screenplays, and several short stories. KJ has made numerous appearances in support of her work, among them the Baltimore Book Festival. When not writing, Kamichi is likely off somewhere singing karaoke. The South Norwalk, Connecticut native currently resides in Northern Virginia with family.
Concerned about the lack of diversity in children’s books, Charnaie Gordon and her two kids are bridging the literacy gap with their new project that brings diverse books to children in each of the 50 states.
Gordon founded the Here Wee Read platform, which highlights diversity in children’s books, featuring multiple races, cultures and religions. The curated books also teach children about important subjects such as immigration and politics.
Through “50 States 50 Books”, Gordon and her two children are sending these significant books to non-profit organizations, libraries, schools, and more, to every state in the country.
Since launching this project, Gordon shares that several people have felt inspired to help, and have bought titles from Here Wee Read’s Amazon Wish List, that includes multiple sections such as “Juneteenth Books”; “Asian Picture & Chapter Books”; and “Latino/Bilingual Picture Books”. READ MORE........