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Growing Great Readers with Disco Balls of the Universe

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Growing Great Readers with Disco Balls of the Universe

Awakening the learner within", is the mission of The Bronx Charter School For Better Learning 1. The principal, teachers, and staff of the BBL1 believes in the success of every child, even that of Imani Ariana Grant. They were very proud of Imani's achievement of being a 9-year-old author and never hesitated to invite her as a guest speaker at their school.     The principal, Mr. Shubert Jacobs, and the Academic Leader, Miss Keisha Comerie, at BBL1 were both very inviting and involved in making sure that the students had an exceptional and educational experience from Imani's Visit.  On June...

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SAVE THE YOUTH OUTREACH RADIO SHOW! Live with Imani Ariana Grant & Pastor Denise Garwood

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SAVE THE YOUTH OUTREACH RADIO SHOW! Live with Imani Ariana Grant  & Pastor Denise Garwood

Save the Youth Outreach Radio Show is a powerful radio ministry led by Pastor Denise Garwood. The ministry is designed to reach out to families with an emphasis on the youth, to mend the brokenhearted and to facilitate their growth through education. Pastor Garwood continues to achieve this mission by inviting motivational speakers as special guests on her radio show every Monday and Friday night. You can listen live on the following stations: Peace FM 104.7 FM, CJ Gospel 104.9 FM, and Kingdom Connection 102.1 FM.  Imani Ariana was as a special guest to share her story as a young author and to motivate...

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Read Across America at Riverside Magnet School

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Read Across America at Riverside Magnet School

Read Across America Day was established by the National Education Association in an effort to motivate children to read more. This day is celebrated every year on the school day closest to march 2nd In honor of Dr. Seuss birthday. This year for Read Across America Day, I was invited to the Riverside Magnet School to present my book, Disco Balls of the Universe. It was more than just a day of reading. It was also character dress up day at the Riverside Magnet School. The children were allowed to dress up in their favorite book characters. As expected, the most...

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Disco Balls of the Universe featured at the Intrepid Museum

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Disco Balls of the Universe featured at the Intrepid Museum

Disco Balls of the Universe was featured at the Intreprid Museum, Sea, Air and Space Complex. How cool is that! When mom told me that Connection to Creativity reached out to her and invited me to present at kids week at the Intrepid, I was so excited.  My mom took me to The Intrepid years ago when I was a toddler. However, I have very little memory of it. This was a perfect opportunity to share my book with hundreds of children and also explore the museum personally. The presentation of Disco Balls of the Universe was different from any...

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Black & Proud! My reflection on Black History.

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Black & Proud! My reflection on Black History.

  It's February! This month calls for celebration of love, sports and a reflection on black history. However, I find it more important to reflect on who I am and the people and events that impact my life as a young black girl. This year I chose to reflect on Mae Jemison, the Black Panther and the hidden figures. I even reflected on my journey as a young, black author and entrepreneur and how it has and will impact others.   Mae Jemison I will begin with Mae Jemison. When I was in first grade, I was given a project...

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