The Divine 9 Children’s Book Series is the first and only children’s book series about the Divine 9 Black Greek Lettered Organizations. Never before has information about African American fraternities and sororities been published for the general public, in a children’s book. As trendsetters, "Teach Me Greek", explores the positive aspects and powerful images of African American sororities and fraternities and their significance in African American history. Teach Me Greek seeks to teach and educate youth about the positive influences of fraternities and sororities and will include titles such as: "My Mommy Is A Delta", "My Mommy Is An AKA", "My Mommy Is A Sigma Gamma Rho", "My Mommy Is A Zeta", "My Daddy Is A Kappa", "My Daddy Is An Omega", "My Daddy Is An Alpha", "My Daddy Is An Iota", "My Daddy Is A Phi Beta Sigma". This first-ever series will chronicle the nine existing, also known as the "Divine 9" African American greek letter organizations in an inspiring light that will make young children proud of their heritage. Denouncing the negative aspects of pledging a fraternity and/or sorority is an additional goal of this children’s book series.
A.B. Why do you do what you do? When you go into a school, what happens?
I do what I do because God has ordained my steps and it gives me the platform to talk about how good he’s been to me. I do what I do for the schools during February because I feel it is my duty to give back as much as possible. And giving back means going into our communities and instead of charging my usual speaking fee or presentation fee doing it for free so that the children can get a quality presentation without the bureuacratic process.
A.B. What has been the reaction from students?
When I go to the schools the students are very excited to see a real author, especially the younger kids. I’m a person that they can finally put a face with because of a profession that they mostly only see for school by reading books at the media center but don’t really ever see in person. The books are truly unique and great treasures. They are so much more than children’s books, they are more like keepsakes and a tangible literarcy product that people in greek fraternities and sororities can hand down to their children and their children’s children. They are hard cover, fully colored and are filled with vibrant colors and characters that represent upwardly mobile black people and black people in history that made the world it is today . Readers can benefit from the historical information presented in an easy to read children’s book and on a level that children can read and enjoy. What sets me apart from other series, is that The Divine 9 children’s book series is a one of a kind product. There are no other books like it and I have captured a nich market for not just people with children in Greek Fraternites and sororities but for people that want information about the true positive historical contributions that these black greek organizations have made to America .