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Reviewed by Marie-Hélène Fasquel for Readers' Favorite
Now You’re It: Journaling to Perseverance by Dr. Tamecca Rogers and Keith Ross is a lovely non-fiction do-it-yourself guide (so to say). It allows young people (and even older ones) to discover the achievements of African Americans while encouraging them on the paths of media literacy, perseverance, inclusion, diversity, and critical thinking. The readings based on meaningful quotes that the kids or students have to understand and make sense of in their own lives are uplifting and engaging. Complemented by various tasks, it includes activities with a journaling friend. As children get to know their friends better and exchange with them, they grow and learn all the vital messages shared in this outstanding guide.
Now You’re It: Journaling to Perseverance by Dr. Tamecca Rogers and Keith Ross is an incredibly insightful and beautifully illustrated workbook that generations of children, parents, educators, and caregivers will treasure. It includes everything needed to help our youth grow inclusively, teaching them to accept differences and diversity, improve their critical thinking, and so many other 21st century skills, such as communication, creativity, collaboration, initiative, social skills, flexibility, etc. I loved how culture and knowledge become positive and fun tasks. The reader not only learns about African American iconic personages but also about themselves and their peers, and that is so important! I also loved everything about the tasks: Now you’re IT, the picture analysis, the crosswords, and quotes. Quotes help us live, are universal wisdom, food for thought, and bring love and understanding. So let’s use them. Thank you to the authors for this perfect guide.