Alliteration Boosts Communication: The ABCs of Vocabulary teaches children interesting vocabulary words to improve their communication skills while entertaining them.What was the inspiration for writing this story?
My inspiration for writing this book was seeing and knowing that our students lack high level robust vocabulary. Studies show that children living in poverty only hear a total of 13 million words before the age of four. Compared to 45 million words compared to its counterpart. As an Educator this was unacceptable and I wanted to change this!
The art in this book is fantastic. What was the art collaboration process like with illustrator Wheeler Lentz?
The collaboration process with Wheeler Lentz was smooth. He was easy to work with. I gave him my vision and he illustrated it. We made changes where we needed them. He also gave suggestions when needed. Wheeler was a constant professional.
What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?
The idea that learning can be fun. I wanted dynamic illustrations that went with each word that was shown on the page. I wanted students and educators to be able to create their own stories (Alliterations) with the illustration. This book has language standards, Science standards, and Math standards connected.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
This book is a trilogy. The next one that will be released is Acronyms Bolsters Communities: The ABCs of Communities. The last book is Affirmations Build Characters: The ABCs of Positivity.
I do have a joint venture book entitled Hey, Black Boy! Coming out this Spring!
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