NEW HIS­TOR­I­CAL FIC­TION KIDS AU­DIO BOOK avail­able for free down­load

South Florida Times - - HISTORY & CULTURE - Cour­tesy of black­ PHOTO COUR­TESY OF BLACK­NEWS.COM

In an­tic­i­pa­tion of the fourth book from the De­mar­cus Jones se­ries, CJK Pub­lish­ing is of­fer­ing their first au­dio book, De­mar­cus Jones and the So­lar Calendar, to the pub­lic for free.

Lay­ered with sto­ries of an­cient African civ­i­liza­tions and di­as­pora world con­tri­bu­tions, this book se­ries de­liv­ers a rich his­tory that helps youth un­der­stand the plight of blacks in to­day’s so­cial cli­mate.

The free au­dio book is the first of­fer among many as the pub­lish­ing com­pany be­gins their countdown to the re­lease of “De­mar­cus Jones and the So­lar Calendar IV.” The book is sched­uled to be re­leased Oc­to­ber 26.

The se­ries fol­lows the main char­ac­ter, De­mar­cus Jones, as he uses an an­cient So­lar Calendar to watch events that have oc­curred around the world through­out time.

In sub­se­quent ti­tles, De­mar­cus is joined with sup­port­ing char­ac­ters whom De­mar­cus must de­ter­mine whether they are al­lies or en­e­mies in their quest to ex­pe­ri­ence the pow­ers within the So­lar Calendar.

The books help youth un­der­stand how past his­tor­i­cal events have af­fected the cur­rent con­di­tions of peo­ple of African de­scent around the world.

The books de­scribe facts around top­ics such as: Nat Turner, Queen Nz­ingha, Sara Baart­man, Ex­ploita­tion of African Re­sources, Amer­i­can Civil War, Black Wall­street, The Gov­ern­ment’s Cre­ation of Black Ghet­tos, etc.

The De­mar­cus Jones Se­ries au­thor, Quineka Rags­dale, be­gan the book se­ries when she re­al­ized, long after tra­di­tional school­ing, that there was so much about his­tory she didn’t know. She didn’t want this to be the case for her chil­dren or oth­ers.

“It’s im­por­tant for chil­dren to learn our his­tory un­apolo­get­i­cally. We’ve done some truly amaz­ing things that even in 2017 are still be­ing ig­nored,” she said.

Rags­dale’s goal with the se­ries is to spark in­ter­est in chil­dren (and adults) in ar­eas such as read­ing, so­cial is­sues and his­tory. The en­tire book se­ries is ac­com­pa­nied by au­dio books to en­cour­age young read­ers and non-read­ers alike to ex­plore them.

The free au­dio­book down­load is only avail­able for a lim­ited time at­mar­ The other books in the se­ries are avail­able for sale on www.ama­

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