BLACK HISTORY MONTH – FEATURED AFRICAN AMERICAN YOUNG ADULT AUTHOR

G-MOM PICK OF THE MONTH – 5 of 5 Stars – “TO THE TOP” BY DEONTAE HENDERSON

You are one of those people who surf the net and becomes elated when you find a gem?  I get excited to the point of wanting to share my big discovery with everyone. Do you want to share in my excitement? Read on!

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Looking for new stories, I came across an interview that a blogger did with a college student from Tennessee State University. His name is Deontae Henderson. Immediately, I re-blogged his story to my page. I went to high school in Louisiana and grew up with tons of children with the last name of Henderson. Naturally, I  researched his social media sites to see if I knew him. Even though I did not find him in my family tree, the connection was there. He must be a distant relative of the Henderson’s that I know. Looks just like the bloodline! This is Kevin, his brother, who inspired Deontae to write the story.

And this is the author, Deonate.

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I headed over to Amazon.com and downloaded a copy of his book, “TO THE TOP.” The fact that it is a children book with only 18 pages and written by an African American Male heightened my excitement.

TO THE TOP

The main character is a Turtle named Koa. If you write the name Koa backward, it is A-OK!  Koa decides that he wants to go to the top of the mountain to see the rest of the world. On his way, Koa meets a monkey, a snake, and an eagle that discourage him.  With each encounter, Koa hears excuses as to why a turtle should stay in his place and not follow his dream. But Koa doesn’t stop! Then, Koa meets a goat.

Now, here comes the good part.

ARE YOU PREPARED TO GO TO A PLACE THAT IS TOO FAR, TOO HIGH, AND TOO GREAT?

READ THE BOOK AND HEAR THE GOAT’S MESSAGE. A whopping $2.99 for an e-book that will change your child’s way of thinking. Buying this book is an investment that you don’t want to miss.

Click here to purchase your copy of “To The Top”: http://amzn.to/2Gz7jsa

If you like To The Top,” you might want to pick up Deontae’s latest book, Momma Bear. I haven’t read this one, but you can expect my review later next month.

Momma Bear

Click here to purchase your copy of “Momma Bear.” http://amzn.to/2ool1GX

Follow this author’s writing journey on Twitter @JustDeontae.

Congratulations Deontae. You make this midnight grandmother very proud. Follow your dreams.  Don’t let anyone stop you! Go to the top of the mountain and see the world.

 

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