Author new series of children’s books focus on the joy of reading for an under-served community

Acclaimed Author and Advocate Levels the Playing Field in Reading for Children of Color amid the pandemic

DECATUR, GEORGIA, USA, December 9, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Acclaimed Author and Advocate Levels the Playing Field in Reading for Children of Color
Harmel Codi’s new series of children’s books focus on the joy of reading for an under-served community

ATLANTA—December 8, 2020—Today, Harmel Codi, the noted author and community advocate, member of Alpha Kappa Alpha announced her strategy to “level the playing field in reading” for children of color. With her new series of children’s storybooks, which encourage parents, family, and extended family members to read to children from a very early age, Codi is putting the focus on the joy of reading for an under-served community. The first books in the series include, “Mommy Teach Me How to Count,” and “Daddy Teach Me How to Ride My Bike.”

“My goal is to make literacy a pillar of advocacy,” explained Codi. “Education and early childhood literacy are two significant areas of disparity for children of color. In my experience, problems in early literacy lead to much more serious problems later. Reading trouble leads to life trouble, as kids who struggle with reading tend to fail later in school and have difficulties finding work and meaningful lives.
That is why our call to action is to level the playing field for Black and Brown children so they can speak, read, and write at an equal level to their peers.”

As Codi noted, “If we open our eyes and look out on the streets—and into the back alleys—we can see the symptoms of educational neglect.” As a former juvenile court guardian ad litem and a volunteer juvenile representative, Codi has witnessed many children who were poorly served by the educational system ending up in criminal activities, detention, and prison. As she pointed out, most incarcerated individuals cannot read and have less than eighth-grade educations. Meanwhile, most states spend less than $6,500 per child yearly for education, but up to $35,000 annually to incarcerate juveniles and adults. “Illiteracy even kills you,” she added. “Death is the ultimate, tragic outcome of this deficient process.”

According to Codi, solving the root cause of the issue involves educating parents and caregivers. Her book series contributes to the success of this idea. To augment the impact of her books, Codi is publishing the first eleven titles of the book series to benefit Community Alliances and Improvements. The goal of the organization and the book series is to enable children to hold their own and one day be great candidates for college, graduate schools, and competitive careers. “This initiative begins with our recognizing that Black children born into low-income families are less likely to read fluently before sixth grade. I want to elevate them to meet and exceed their potential,” Codi shared.

The author and her non-profit organization partner with like-minded community organizations, which actively work together to empower the community. These organizations join with local community leaders, social workers, teachers, lawyers, and health professionals. Their overall common purpose is to save low-performing schools and guide students. Community Alliances gladly shares its curriculum that was created to be replicable and transportable. it uses kid-friendly language, entertaining topics, and illustrations for children to recognize themselves to make a big difference in wanting to learn.

To buy a book or the entire series visit https://communityalliances.net/shop/, amazon.com, or wherever books are sold.

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Mirko Scarcella Launches Highly Anticipated Third Publication, The Business Game, with Foreword by Star Nicky Jam

Author Mirko Scarcella is pleased to announce the official launch of his third and most anticipated self-help book, The Business Game.

Author Mirko Scarcella is pleased to announce the official launch of his third and most anticipated self-help book, The Business Game.

Author Mirko Scarcella is pleased to announce the official launch of his third and most anticipated self-help book, The Business Game.

Author Mirko Scarcella is pleased to announce the official launch of his third and most anticipated self-help book, The Business Game.

Scarcella is widely known for his first two books, Instasecrets and The Bible: Success Fame Money.

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 9, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Author Mirko Scarcella is pleased to announce the official launch of his third and most anticipated self-help book, The Business Game. The Business Game’s front cover was recently showcased on the famous Times Square electronic billboards.

For more than 10 years, Mirko Scarcella has been a successful social media manager for celebrity Instagram accounts and large corporations from around the world. In 2017, Scarcella published his first book, Instasecrets, which included a foreword written by Vittorio Feltri. Additionally, in 2019, Scarcella published The Bible: Success Fame Money, which focuses on the world of social media and its usage for success. The Bible: Success Fame Money, includes a collaboration with the great photographer David LaChapelle and a foreword by Floyd Money Mayweather, one of the highest paid athletes in history.
In Scarcella’s most recent news, the author is excited to announce the launch of his latest and most intimate book, The Business Game. The anticipated book is a story of Scarcella’s rise to fame and includes a foreword written by American star Nicky Jam.

“The Business Game explains my life as a young man, employed by a clothing chain in Milan with a definite contract, who gave up everything to pursue my dreams,” says Scarcella. “As a 20-year-old, I decided I was tired of folding t-shirts all day and needed to get started on opening new information channels on the web, e-commerce, and invest in the social media world – a formidable land of creative and professional opportunities. These are just a few of the crossroads that brought me, a bullied teen, to live in Miami, learn to speak three languages, end up doing a job I love, and be surrounded by the love of my wife and one-year-old daughter.”

Online, Scarcella is often referred to his nicknames, “Mr. Instagram” and “Social Guru.” The Business Game is the direct testimony of those who have lived and live believing in what they do and, in what they can still accomplish, and who always follow Confucius’ maxim: “Do what you really love and you will never work a day in your life.”

In The Business Game’s inspirational story, Scarcella reveals how to become successful— in your job and in daily life through discovering:

• How to build a winners mentality
• How to work towards dreams, happiness and change your life
• How to discover there is money behind all businesses
• And so much more!

English and Spanish versions of The Business Game are now available on Amazon for $17.00.

About the Author

Mirko Scarcella is a Miami-based author, entrepreneur, and marketer. For more than one decade, he has been working to help people experience success on social media and use it to grow businesses and obtain fame. Scarcella is known as a Social media “guru” and is often called upon to consult, manage, and create the social media content of some of the world’s finest athletes, entertainers, entrepreneurs, and celebrities. Scarcella has founded social media marketing companies in Europe and United States – currently managing them all.

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Kitty McCaffrey Releases Eye-Opening Book “Dancing with a Stranger” Exposing the Real Dark Side of Ballroom Dancing

Dancing with a Stranger is really a warning for dancers. It’s the story about a woman who became so engrossed in the love of dancing and beginning anew that she lost her perspective.

WYOMING, SHERIDAN, USA, December 9, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Danger can often appear from unexpected places. The Moving Words Publicity company’s book Kitty McCaffrey’s “Dancing with a Stranger” reveals that ballroom dancing falls into this category in ways that are sure to shock.

There are many activities where parents, students, and other people participating in them keep a cautious eye for inappropriate or even illegal behavior. Likely, this is partly because the news and media have covered stories of coaches, teachers, and counselors committing reprehensible acts. Unfortunately, there are still some spaces where the same kind of environment can present itself, but the public is less aware of the danger. In that spirit, highly motivated author Kitty McCaffrey has announced the release of her book, “Dancing with a Stranger”. The book is a deeply detailed and eye-opening account of the very real dark side of ballroom dancing, that Kitty experienced and that still goes on, most unseen, today. The book is being marketed by The Moving Words and is available on Amazon.com. No one who ballroom dances or with a loved one in or around the ballroom dancing world should skip it.

“‘Dancing with a Stranger’ is really a warning for dancers,” commented Kitty, who completed dancing lessons to go on to own her own school. “This tells the story of a woman who became so engrossed in the love of dancing, she lost all sense of perspective, opening her up to becoming the victim of a man who was a master manipulator. The type of person who is often found lurking and hunting around the dark side of the ballroom dancing world.”

The book also explores some of the other unhealthy aspects of the lifestyle serious ballroom dancers are expected to live. This draws them away from family and social responsibilities, along with school and work. The financial drain is often quite dramatic, and it likely will have no good return even far into a dancer’s future.

Feedback from “Dancing with a Stranger” has been quite positive.

Kelly S., from Boston, said in a five-star review, “I was encouraging my daughter to ballroom dance and while has enjoyed it, reading ‘Dancing with a Stranger’ gave me a whole new perspective. I’ve discussed it with her and she is going to explore other, safer and less pressure-filled dance avenues. I fully recommend this book to anyone who has a ballroom dancer in their life.”

For more information be sure to visit the author’s website, https://kittymccaffrey.com.

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The Moving Words
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Press Release: Literature Is a Strategic Resource in Humane Education, Claims Academic

Professor Michael J. Gilmour

Canadian professor of English and biblical literature Michael J. Gilmour argues that fiction contributes much toward humane education.

… writers take us to such lonely places and allow us to see the often-unseen consequences of human actions.”

— Professor Michael J. Gilmour

OXFORD, ENGLAND, December 9, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Canadian professor of English and biblical literature Michael J. Gilmour argues that fiction contributes much toward humane education.

“Animal-friendly storytellers and poets undermine entrenched dominative attitudes toward the nonhuman. They bring animals from the margins to the centre, and in doing so urge a broadening of our understanding of community and inclusivity.”

These claims are made in Gilmour’s latest book Creative Compassion, Literature and Animal Welfare recently published by Palgrave Macmillan in their Animal Ethics book series. He is also a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.

Gilmour considers the enormous potential of advocacy-inclined fiction. He says: “Defenders of animals often identify books as formative influences. Jane Goodall, for one, writes of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan stories nourishing her childhood fascination with and love for animals. Richard Adams of Watership Down fame credits Hugh Lofting’s Doctor Dolittle adventures for his turn toward advocacy.”

He continues: “Human-caused animal suffering tends to be hidden from view. The illegal, and therefore clandestine cockfight. The No Trespassing sign at the factory farm. The restricted access laboratory. The wounded deer deep in the forest, left with a lingering injury from a hunter’s bullet. But writers take us to such lonely places and allow us to see the often-unseen consequences of human actions.”

“Fiction is thus an education on the need for protectionist efforts, affording occasions to ‘meet’ cows facing slaughter or lab mice enduring surgeries. Through stories, we experience the foxhunt from the vixen’s point of view, and we see zoos through the eyes of those who once roamed free but now languish in cages. Such exercises of the imagination potentially disrupt habitual indifference and awaken compassion.”

Centre Director Professor Andrew Linzey commented: “We need to dig deep into the causes of humane and inhumane treatment of animals, including literature. We should congratulate Professor Gilmour on his excellent work.”

The book is available to order from Palgrave Macmillan.

Notes for editors

• Professor Michael J. Gilmour teaches English literature and New Testament at Providence University College (Manitoba). His previous book is Animals in the Writings of C. S. Lewis. He can be contacted at michael.gilmour@prov.ca
• The book is published as part of the Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics book series of which more thirty volumes have already been published.
• The Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics is an independent centre pioneering ethical perspectives on animals through academic research, teaching, and publication. The Centre comprises more than 100 academic Fellows who aim to help people think differently about animals.

Clair Linzey
Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics
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George Wallace Releases New Highly Anticipated Book, “Bulltwit…and Whatnot” with Foreword By Patton Oswalt

George Wallace New Book Bulltwit...and Whatnot

“Bulltwit…and Whatnot” The Online Ramblings of GEORGE WALLACE, Foreword By Patton Oswalt

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George Wallace's “Bulltwit…and Whatnot” Book Front & Back Cover

George Wallace “Bulltwit…and Whatnot” Book Front & Back Cover

Legendary Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer and Twitter Star, George Wallace Shares His Popular Online Ramblings in New Book

I wasn’t sure why I would give away jokes for free. I made the leap though to do the book, and I’m so glad I did. I have shared the love and I have felt the love. Laughs are truly the best medicine.”

— George Wallace

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA, December 9, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Legendary comedian, actor, writer, producer, author and Twitter Star, George Wallace is releasing his newly anticipated book. “Bulltwit…and Whatnot” The Online Ramblings of GEORGE WALLACE with Foreword By Patton Oswalt. Wallace, also known as the New Mr. Las Vegas, has been a legendary staple in Hollywood and Vegas as a star whose longevity in comedy and as an actor and writer has defied most odds. Most recently, unexpectedly he has become a Twitter sensation and social media star, garnering close to a million followers, who adore his Twitter rants.

Book: ISBN 978-0-578-65588-8, Cost $19.95, Available at http://www.georgewallace.net

Book design by Ruby Roth, Cover illustration by Tom Richner and Author photograph by Kevin Hart.

“I wasn’t sure why I would give away jokes for free. I made the leap though, and I’m so glad I did. This has been an incredible journey, getting to share my most ridiculous thoughts with the click of a button, then see the reactions of so many. I have shared the love and I have felt the love. I thought I would document some of this wild ride in book form. Oh, and there’s oodles of Bulltwit where this came from, so stay tuned for more. Laughs are truly the best medicine,” says George Wallace.

About George Wallace
The Man, The Comedian, The Legend
George Wallace, a renowned legend in the world of comedy, is an award-winning comedian, who has been selling out comedy clubs and concert venues all over the world for years. By the age of six, he knew he wanted to be a comedian. He always enjoyed making people laugh, but he also knew the importance of an education. He derives his comedy from everyday life and finds humor everywhere he turns, from media to relationships to dialogue clichés. He coined the popular phrase, “I Be Thinkin’” and is known as “the guy who can roll the room over if it’s dead ”.

Wallace began his career in comedy as a writer for “The Redd Foxx Show” and made a huge splash on the stand up scene as one of 150 competitors on the cable television special “The Big Laugh Off”, where he captured the first place prize. Recently, Wallace appeared on the hit show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” with Jerry Seinfeld, his longtime best friend and starred alongside Morgan Freeman in the film “Just Getting Started” and also in “The Last Laugh,” alongside Richard Dreyfus and Chevy Chase.

He recently launched a 2020 residency at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino prior to the pandemic. Sin City showed its admiration by nicknaming him “The New Mr. Vegas.” Wallace was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Soul Train/Centric Comedy All-Star Awards; and won Best Stand Up Comedian at the prestigious American Comedy Awards. His first book, LAFF IT OFF (Chaite Press) was published in 2014 now followed by his new release, “BullTwit…and Whatnot” The Online Ramblings of GEORGE WALLACE with Foreword By Patton Oswalt. For more information visit www.GeorgeWallace.com

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