Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 24, 2010
The author, Jerrkelia Lashaun Bazile, who is affectionately known by her family and friends as KeeKee, portrays in her book, more than just a valuable lesson about cheerleading for teens. The readers will be captivated by a much deeper message that KeeKee openly discuss throughout the pages of her book. In brief, her written expressions of her experiences reveals a riveting melodrama for which many teenagers of lesser determination, perhaps would have surrendered in defeat or at the very lease retreated to a silent state of discouragement.
It is only natural that parents seek the best for their children. However, sometimes what parents might think and do with the best of loving intentions to protect their children from perceived harm, unintentionally, put their children in harms way. KeeKee was placed in a predominantly white school, in a predominantly white neighborhood, and was sent to the school that appeared to offer the best academic advantages to her. As a result of being in that environment, unknowing to her at that time, she constantly had to battle against the invisible forces of institutionalized racism.
However, the real message of the book is not to dwell on racism, institutionalized or not. The focus of the book is to elevate the victories over the struggles and obstacles she faced to become the one of the first black varsity cheerleaders at her high school.
About The Author:
KeeKee was born in Dallas, TX on March 10, 1993 and now resides in Rowlett, Texas. She wrote and self published her first book at age sixteen! She felt compelled to write and teach others, after she had strayed away from her parental teachings in her first book entitled: The Piercing That Changed My Life! Now, she successfully, against overwhelming and unjust odds, became one of the first black varsity cheerleaders at her high school and maintained such a high standard that she was nominated the most spirited and the most outstanding varsity cheerleader at Sachse High School. At the same time she maintained an academic standard to be envied. KeeKee’s natural instincts for self-determination and courage which enhanced her ability to overcome obstacles, in her innocence, is remarkable in itself. As a maturing young Black female author, KeeKee is rapidly growing into the knowledge of her self as a strong Black woman; she believes the concepts of self-determination and courage are her most vital tools for success.
Book Details: Title: The Color of My Skin: Educating Teens and Adolescents / Credit cards accepted or send check or money order to: KeeKee’s Book & More, P.O Box 1591, Rowlett, TX 75030-1591. Price: $7.95 / ISBN 978-0-9846139-0-8 / 85 pgs. / Paperback.
Release date: 8/20/10
ALSO, AVAILABLE FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & BOOK SIGNINGS:
Jerriel or JerrKelia Bazile
Phone: (972) 412-2206
Fax: (972) 412-8295
Toll free: (877) OUR-KEKE (687-5353)
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