Growing Great Readers with Disco Balls of the Universe

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 4th, 2018, the young author of Disco Balls of the Universe, confidently read her book to over one hundred first graders and over fifty-second graders at BBL1.



The students were very thrilled to learn that they too can become authors. In her presentation, Imani encouraged the students that they can do whatever they put their minds. "The sky is the limit, stay focus and learn all you can," she said.


When asked about her experience at the Bronx Charter School for Better Learning 1, Imani said, "The students were very smart and polite. The questions they asked were amazing. I enjoyed sitting with them, interacting and completing the Disco Balls of the Universe Workbook. It was like being in my own classroom.

I am very happy to know that I am able to motivate and teach other children through my writing. Even the teachers told me how proud they are of me.

Miss Comerie, Academic Leader at BBL1, believed that The Disco Balls of the Universe is an amazing book because it not only educate children about the planets in the solar system but it also allows African American children to see themselves in literature. "The books our children are exposed to are mostly of white characters and as a school, we believe in inclusion and diversity. We are very excited to include the Disco Balls of the Universe, in our Growing Great Readers' Program for the upcoming fall 2018 school year. The mission of this program is to educate and strengthen the reading skills of our first grade-level readers through enriched and diverse literature. We look forward to partnering with Imani Ariana Grant on other future educational opportunities" Miss Comerie expressed. 

We cannot be more grateful to Mr. Shubert Jacobs, Miss Kiesha Comerie, and the entire staff at the Bronx Charter School for Better Learning 1, for the opportunity to allow Imani Ariana to be a role model for their students and for being so welcoming. Learn more about the Bronx Charter Schools for Learning at

It stands true that children learn from and are motivated by other children. Imani Ariana will continue her mission to motivate and educate children one book at a time.   


If you wish to purchase a copy of the Disco Balls of the Universe you may do so below. We would love to hear your review. 



Imani is available for motivational speaking events and book reading events. If you would like to invite her to your event, please send an email to Imani at

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