Nathan (N.J.) Porter is a native of Camden, New Jersey. He served as a Chaplain Assistant in the US Air Force from 2002 - 2008. Chaplain Assistants help organize and prepare for ministering to Airmen. They specifically help with counseling. N.J. followed these experiences up by receiving a Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) from the University of South Florida in 2011. There he served in the Gospel Choir, Faces Modeling Association, and STOMP Step Team to name a few organizations
I Fit In Just Right is Sherricka Carpenter Stanley’s debut book. She’s is no stranger in this literary space as I previously highlighted her in a review of her second book, Through Our Eyes on March 19, 2022. At any rate, I Fit In Just Right took me as a reader on a journey of how what I presume to be a 8 year old boy fit into his family circle. This is accomplished by highlighting members of his family on both the maternal and paternal side and his relationships with each. M
I’ve long resisted the urge to add professional book review services to my and my daughters portfolio of services. The reason being is that I struggle with imposter syndrome as I’ve shared before. But not only that I don’t like being held accountable for some things given that I have a full plate as it is. Notwithstanding some friends of mine shared with me that I’m definitely good enough. As a matter of fact one specifically said, “Dedrick this is a great service. I’ve check
Markeeter Knox is a Kindergarten Teacher at Rock Hill Virtual Academy. The Academy offers a K-12 alternative learning option for families that remain concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic. But not only that, it also provides a solution to those who want the benefits of learning from home. Families that opt to participate in this have access to the same certified teachers as in person students. You can read more about them by going here. Mrs Knox asked me if I could come and r
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Kim C. Lee at a children's book pop up shop on April 9, 2022. The pop-up shop was facilitated by Unique Busy Kids in my hometown of Greensboro, NC. The event was in celebration of Week of the Young Child. I decided to purchase a copy of Grand Joy after hearing a great deal about it on Instagram, Facebook, and Clubhouse. In doing so, I asked Kim to make it out to and autograph it for me. She happily obliged and said within, "To De
Virtuous Cornwall is an alumni of Rutgers University. She’s a military wife, mother, and the CEO/Founder of VNC Books. Writing is her passion and she gears it towards children and families. Her latest book, This is our History takes children on a journey to Africa, Elkins Castle, and so much more. While the book primarily targets people of African diaspora, it actually features characters of all ethnicities. It doesn’t paint one or the other in a bad light because it’s beyond
Sherricka Carpenter-Stanley is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (NC A&T SU) where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics Education. She is a native of Durham, NC who happens to reside in Greensboro, NC. Sherricka is a wife, mother, friend, publisher, author, and bookstore owner. In other words, she wears several hats but more on that later. Her publishing company, Wabash To Worthing Publishing, LLC, pays homage to
Dia Mixon is a Spanish teacher, children’s book author, and mother of 1. She is passionate about helping children develop intercultural competence and global awareness. Dia achieved those very edicts through the publication of her delightful book, One Whole Me. This story is told through the eyes of a 7 or 8 year old orator. He shares within that his parents are from two different countries/representative cultures. While that’s the case, his parents didn’t forget their roots.