Reading Revolution: Reconnecting the Roots (Volume I) ($20)
Dr. Chike Akua with
Co-author Tavares Stephens
We can increase and improve reading comprehension and cultural consciousness at the same time!
•90 engaging high-interest reading selections •Standardized test format with multiple choice questions •Topic and main idea, supporting details and sequencing •Vocabulary development and context clues •Making inferences and drawing conclusions
"Chike Akua and Tavares Stephens combine excellent teaching skills, deep knowledge of African history and culture, and, as master teachers, a real grasp of students interest and thinking. Reading Revolution is an oustanding product of this mixture, and hence a rare value for schools."
-Asa G. Hilliard III - Nana Baffour Amankwatia II, Ed.D
A Treasure Within: Stories of Remembrance & Rediscovery ($15)
A Treasure Within is a book of short stories in which young people have encounters with ancient African Ancestors to learn traditional morals, values, and culture. It is a resource which continues to develop academic skills and cultivate character development as well as cultural awareness. ($15)
"A Treasure Within is the book that many of us have been waiting for. The deep thinking of African is grasped and communicated clearly through these three powerful stories...I am thankful for this outstanding contribution to our mental and spiritual liberation."
-Asa G. Hilliard III - Nana Baffour Amankwatia II, Ed.D
A Treasure Within: Parent/Teacher Resource Guide ($15)
The accompanying Parent/Teacher Resource Guide is a complete companion curriculum that can be used to do extra activities related to the stories in A Treasure Within. These activities are designed to improve reading comprehension, writing, and grammar skills.
"A Treasure Within is a remarkable collection of stories with a broad appeal to all youth. The stories instruct, develop moral character, adn entertain at the same time. The accompanying Parent/Teacher Resource Guide is a great and useful addition to this wonderful collection."
Dr. William Hammond, Reading Instructional Corrdinator Dekalb County Schools, Atlanta, Georgia
WORDS OF POWER: Ancient Insights & Modern Messages for Parents, Teachers and Students ($25)
This book contains almost two hundreds quotes and proverbs from African people and powerful people all over the world. Use this wonderful resource to teach our children much of the mother wit and wisdom that we grew up on but that many of our youth are not getting today. Additionally it contains fill-in worksheets so that students can engage in a words of wisdom treasure hunt.
WORDS OF POWER, VOLUME 2: Centering Ourselves for Excellence ($25)
The highly anticipating follow-up to Words of Power Volume I is filled with almost 250 insightful, revealing and thought-provoking quotes and proverbs. Additionally, once again, it contains fill-in worksheets so that students can engage in a words of wisdom treasure hunt.
A Kwanzaa Awakening: Lessons for the Community ($20)
This book contains lessons for every grade level, including:
*A brief history of Kwanzaa & Libation Ceremony *A 3-act play & Poetry Section *Kwanzaa classroom activities, Worksheets, a quiz, and a test *Lessons for the Little Ones (primary grades) *Coloring activities
"Through A Kwanzaa Awakening, Akua provides ways for us to value the lives of our children and ways to teach them who they are as children with a rich African heritage. This book ...challenges us to train our children in ways that will affirm our past and secure our future."
James C. Anyike, M.Div. Author, African American Holidays
ParentPower!: The Keys to Your Child's Academic & Social Success ($30--includes BONUS CD)
*How can you improve your child's academic performance? *What can you do to prepare your child to handle the challenges of negative peer pressure? *How can you start planning now to get your child into the college of your choice (with a scholarship)? *How can you encourage your child to be sexually responsible?
So many parents today feel helpless to assist their children to achieve an succeed because of the many challenges and negative influences in society. This book contains the ParentPower Method--the specific strategies andd tools parents can use to ensure their child's academic and social success by being rooted and grounded in thebest of their culture.
ParentPower! contains the blueprint for your child's success. Each chapter contains activities for the family.
Sexceptional!: The Ultimate & Essential Teen Guide to Abstinence ($30--includes BONUS CD!)
Sexceptional is an adjective that describes “one who is willing to undertake the discipline, devotion, and determination to abstain from sexual activity until marriage.” It takes an exceptional person because there are many weapons of mass distraction and weapons of mass deception.
We hear a lot about safe sex, but abstinence is, hands down, the safest alternative. But when abstinence is mentioned, oftentimes, young people are not given the tools to make abstinence work. This book is a tool box of insights and strategies, while placing popular sexual images and practices in proper cultural context. There are questions for thought, reflection, and discussion at the end of each chapter. READ THIS BOOK WITH YOUR CHILD!
African Sacred Science: What Does It Mean To Be Black?DVD ($25)
"You cannot change the actions of a people until you change the images of a people." (John H. Johnson)
If a picture is worth a thousand words, viewing this DVD is like digesting a 100,000 page book! The images Chike Akua shares in this presentation visually document the African origins of the scientific science and technology, architecture, engineering, agriculture, astronomy, and medicine, and much, much more
•Did ancient African people write about and practice the scientific
method and advanced medicine?
•Did African people create some of the world’s most magnificent
•How did ancient Africans align their temples and other structures to star systems that NASA only recently discovered? •What African and African American scientists, doctors, and researchers are carrying on this legacy of excellence and achievement?
Wonders of West Africa DVD ($25)
At a time when far too many people of African descent have forgotten their greatness and power, the West African Empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhoy provie both instruction and inspiration to Black people and the world. This presentation examines the rich history of West Africa and our connection to it. It examines the tremendous legacy of African reading and writing, language, literature, and leadership, agriculture and economics, science and technology from West African Empires. This DVD is an indispensible resource in helping ot document the contributions and accomplishments of African people to history and humanity.
Majesty of the Moors: African Influence in Early Europe DVD
For over 800 years, beginning in 711 A.D., the Moors of North Africa
occupied Spain. They built thousands of mills, paved, lamp lit streets, a free public education system, seventeen universities, aqueducts, astronomical observatories and much, much more. The research literature demonstrates that the literature, science, technology, and innovation of the Moors brought Europe out of the Dark Ages. This DVD gives visual evidence and citations from scholarly works to document the incredible contributions and accomplishments of the Moors.
Majesty of the Moors Part 2: The Magnitude of Their Mastery DVD ($25)
If you saw "Majesty of the Moors, Part I," you'll agree, this may be one of the quietest kept secrets about Black history and culture. Simply put, you cannot fully understand European or American culture and advancement without understanding The Majesty of the Moors. In Part 2, Chike Akua clearly demonstrates the connection between African innovations and current western technology.
Sankofa Kemet: My First trip to the Motherland (Book) ($20)
By Jahbari Jospeh Akua (with Chike Akua)
Join 9-year old Jahbari Akua on his journey to Egypt as he studies, prepares, and then sales on the Nile, visits the Pyramids, temples, and the Valley of the Kings. This book will truly inform and inspire students and young writers. This book also includes an activity guide. Introduction by historian Anthony Browder;
Foreword by Dr. Runoko Rashidi.
Praise for Education for Transformation
"This book is a must-read for all serious educators who want to get results and understand the connection between culture and achievement."
Dr. Joyce King
Benjamin E. Mays Chair of Urban Education
Georgia State University
"Dr. Chike Akua has done a masterful job in his latest book Education for Transformation. As one of his former students wrote, 'most teachers teach from the book, but you teach from the heart.'"
Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu, Author
There is Nothing Wrong With Black Students
"Every school district concerned with the academic, social, and emotional of their students should embrace this book without hesitation and make it a central component of their professional development agenda."
Ron Walker, Executive Director
Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC)
"Dr. Chike Akua's Education for Transformation: The Keys to Releasing the Genius of African American Students will motivate even the mediocre teacher to work toward becoming a master in education."
Stephen Peters, Educator & Author
Choosing to Believe
Do You Know Enough About Me To Teach Me?