24 Books Published by African American Images on Our Site — Book Cover Mosaic

Click for more detail about Understanding Black Male Learning Styles by Jawanza Kunjufu Understanding Black Male Learning Styles

by Jawanza Kunjufu
African American Images (Dec 30, 2010)
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Offering information for use inside and outside of the classroom, this educational resource delineates how black males learn differently from other students and what can be done to most effectively reach them. Outlining the differences as both behavioral (attention span, aggression, maturation, energy level, and pressure from peers) and educational (verbal skills, organization, gross and fine motor skills, and reading interests) among others, this proposal provides real-world experiences alongside theories, making this an essential guide for educators, parents, counselors, psychologists, and others involved with black male adolescents. A section on how the majority of teachers, who are nonblack and female, can extend their education to overcome differences within the normal classroom setting, and help to reduce the number of black males in special education, is also provided.


Click for more detail about A Brighter Day: How Parents Can Help African American Youth  by Gail L. Thompson A Brighter Day: How Parents Can Help African American Youth

by Gail L. Thompson
African American Images (Jan 01, 2010)
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Featuring fantastic real-life stories that are contemporary and motivational, this strategy guide for parents provides the necessary tools for those who want to make a difference in their children’s education. By addressing difficult issues that have a tendency to distract kids from their studies—such as peer pressure and sexuality—as well as the everyday influence of rap music, television, and video games, these accessible strategies teach parents how to communicate better and raise their expectations of their children. Rounded out by advice on how to help with homework, maintain good grades, and enforce the respect for authority on which a good education depends, this indispensable guide also grants parents better insight into the challenges faced by schools.


Click for more detail about 200+ Educational Strategies to Teach Children of Color by Jawanza Kunjufu 200+ Educational Strategies to Teach Children of Color

by Jawanza Kunjufu
African American Images (Nov 01, 2009)
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With an emphasis on pragmatic approaches that can be accomplished in the classroom, this almanac of teaching solutions provides inner-city educators with 100 all-new strategies to daily challenges. As turnover rates remain excessively high among teachers in urban schools—83 percent of whom are white females who were ill-prepared by their college programs—the type of firsthand experience offered by this helpful manual continues to be an essential source of training. The advice and expertise presented is fully supported by real-life examples rather than intangible theory, and the details directly tackle issues of race and class while offering a legitimate criticism of the American school system that poses many of the problems that teachers face.


Click for more detail about State of Emergency by Jawanza Kunjufu State of Emergency

by Jawanza Kunjufu
African American Images (Feb 01, 2009)
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Raising important questions and offering more than 100 applicable solutions, this critical analysis examines the challenges facing African American males in today’s society. Providing a thorough investigation of educational issues, class struggles, absentee fathers, penal institutions, and the drug industry, the book condemns the standards and circumstances that have declared war on black men: Why is there such a disparity between punishments for crack and cocaine? Why is 91 percent of the African American prison population illiterate? What are the effects of rampant racial profiling? Further discussion evaluates the institutions that have helped African American men thrive and succeed, providing hope for the future.


Click for more detail about 100+ Educational Strategies to Teach Children of Color by Jawanza Kunjufu 100+ Educational Strategies to Teach Children of Color

by Jawanza Kunjufu
African American Images (Oct 01, 2008)
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Because the attrition rate for new teachers in high-poverty schools averages between 40% and 50% over the first five years of teaching, this investigation offers practical solutions to more than 100 of the daily challenges they face. With an emphasis on pragmatic approaches that can be accomplished in the classroom, the book argues that many of the skills necessary for teaching in urban schools are not properly taught in university programs and that most white teachers simply have to learn by experience. Written from a black perspective and supported by real-life examples and details rather than theory, this helpful compendium of advice and expertise tackles issues of race and class while outlining the many ways in which the American school system is designed to contribute to a teacher’s struggle.


Click for more detail about Raising Black Boys by Jawanza Kunjufu Raising Black Boys

by Jawanza Kunjufu
African American Images (Nov 01, 2007)
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Geared towards African American parents, this handbook offers more than 100 tips on successfully guiding boys into manhood and helping them avoid common pitfalls. By understanding the detrimental impact that peer pressure, rap music, and television have on today’s youth, especially males, parents can learn how to effectively support their children.


Click for more detail about Closing the Racial Academic Achievement Gap by Marlene Taylor Closing the Racial Academic Achievement Gap

by Marlene Taylor
African American Images (Apr 01, 2006)
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With the arrival of the No Child Left Behind Act, the so-called racial achievement gap has attracted more concern and controversy than ever before. According to this timely analysis, the myth of the racial achievement gap has nothing to do with genetics—and everything to do with a host of embarrassing yet reversible social and pedagogical failures, including low teacher expectations, unrealistic time tables for learning goals, irrelevant curricula, ineffectual teaching methods, careless administrators, poor parental involvement, negative peer groups, and self-esteem issues. For every problem raised, the text offers a level-headed solution, culminating in a plan for closing the supposed racial achievement gap for good.


Click for more detail about Keeping Black Boys Out of Special Education by Jawanza Kunjufu Keeping Black Boys Out of Special Education

by Jawanza Kunjufu
African American Images (Aug 28, 2005)
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This critical analysis looks at the disproportionate number of African American males in special education. Arguing that the problem is race and gender driven, questions covered include Why does Europe send more females to special education? Why does America lead the world in giving children Ritalin? Is there a relationship between sugar, Ritalin, and cocaine? and Is there a relationship between special education and prison? More than 100 strategies to help teachers and parents keep black boys in the regular classroom, such as revising teacher expectations, increasing parental involvement, changing teaching styles from a left-brain abstract approach to a right-brain hands-on approach, redoing the curriculum, understanding the impact of mass media, and fostering healthy eating habits.


Click for more detail about Countering The Conspiracy To Destroy Black Boys by Jawanza Kunjufu Countering The Conspiracy To Destroy Black Boys

by Jawanza Kunjufu
African American Images (Apr 01, 2004)
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Advice for parents, educators, community, and church members is provided in this guide for ensuring that African American boys grow up to be strong, committed, and responsible African American men. This book answers such questions as Why are there more black boys in remedial and special education classes than girls? Why are more girls on the honor roll? When do African American boys see a positive black male role model? Is the future of black boys in the hands of their mothers and white female teachers? and When does a boy become a man? The significance of rite of passage activities, including mentoring, male bonding, and spirituality, are all described.


Click for more detail about Afrocentricity: The Theory of Social Change by Molefi Kete Asante Afrocentricity: The Theory of Social Change

by Molefi Kete Asante
African American Images (Sep 01, 2003)
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The central topic of this cross-disciplinary work is the theory of ?Afrocentricity,” which mandates that Africans be viewed as subjects rather than objects; and looks at how this philosophy, ethos, and world view gives Africans a better understanding of how to interpret issues affecting their communities. History, psychology, sociology, literature, economics, and education are explored, including discussions on Washingtonianism, Garveyism, Du Bois, Malcolm X, race and identity, Marxism, and breakthrough strategies.


Click for more detail about Black Students. Middle Class Teachers. by Jawanza Kunjufu Black Students. Middle Class Teachers.

by Jawanza Kunjufu
African American Images (Sep 01, 2002)
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This compelling look at the relationship between the majority of African American students and their teachers provides answers and solutions to the hard-hitting questions facing education in today’s black and mixed-race communities. Are teachers prepared by their college education departments to teach African American children? Are schools designed for middle-class children and, if so, what are the implications for the 50 percent of African Americans who live below the poverty line? Is the major issue between teachers and students class or racial difference? Why do some of the lowest test scores come from classrooms where black educators are teaching black students? How can parents negotiate with schools to prevent having their children placed in special education programs? Also included are teaching techniques and a list of exemplary schools that are successfully educating African Americans.


Click for more detail about State of Emergency: We Must Save African American Males by Jawanza Kunjufu State of Emergency: We Must Save African American Males

by Jawanza Kunjufu
African American Images (Sep 01, 2001)
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This critical analysis looks at the dire state of African American males and the tough challenges they face daily. Providing a holistic look at the educational, penal, and drug industries, this book condemns the institutions and standards that have declared war on black men. Why is there such a disparity between punishments for crack and cocaine? Why is 91 percent of the African American prison population illiterate? What are the effects of rampant racial profiling? Hope is provided with a discussion of institutions that have successfully developed African American men.


Click for more detail about Satan, I'm Taking Back My Health by Jawanza Kunjufu Satan, I’m Taking Back My Health

by Jawanza Kunjufu
African American Images (Mar 01, 2000)
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This unique look at health care interprets scriptures of the Bible and adapts and applies the wisdom found there to modern ways of life. These scriptures teach that the prevention of diseases is not in the hands of doctors, but rather in what individuals eat and how they live. Health-minded Americans will learn how to avoid the disease-causing preservatives, growth hormones, and pesticides of the meat and dairy industries that pollute the once-fresh foods that the public consumes. Also included is an in-depth discussion of Satan’s influence on the advertising industry and how it is linked to drug, cigarette, and alcohol addictions among the American people.


Click for more detail about The Egyptian Philosophers: Ancient African Voices from Imhotep to Akhenaten by Molefi Kete Asante The Egyptian Philosophers: Ancient African Voices from Imhotep to Akhenaten

by Molefi Kete Asante
African American Images (Mar 01, 2000)
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Traditional Eurocentric thought assumes that Greece was the origin of civilization. This book dispels this and other myths by showing that there is a body of knowledge that preceded Greek philosophy. The author documents how the great pyramids were built in 2800 B.C., 2,100 years before Greek civilization. The popular myth of Hippocrates being the father of medicine is dispelled by the fact that Hippocrates studied the works of Imhotep, the true father of medicine, and mentioned his name in his Hippocratic oath. Eleven famous African scholars who preceded Greek philosophers are profiled: Ptahhotep, Kagemni, Duauf, Amenhotep, Amenemope, Imhotep, Amenemhat, Merikare, Sehotepibre, Khunanup, and Akhenaten. These scholars’ ideas on a variety of topics are discussed, including the emergence of science and reason, the moral order, books and education, and the clash of classes.


Click for more detail about 24 Reasons Why African Americans Suffer by Jimmy Dumas 24 Reasons Why African Americans Suffer

by Jimmy Dumas
African American Images (Dec 01, 1999)
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This book investigates the effects of prejudice on blacks in American culture and spells out strategies that can be implemented to close the gap between the races. Acknowledging that racism is a root cause, the book offers strategies to get beyond today’s state of affairs. Each reason is explained in relationship to the economic, political, and academic condition of the African-American community. Going beyond articulating problems such as poor money management, lack of unity, and poor family relationships, it offers solutions such as spending more money patronizing African-American businesses (or starting new ones), a renewed focus on accentuating the similarities within the race instead of the differences, and an improved perspective on marriage as an important, permanent commitment.


Click for more detail about Kill Them Before They Grow: Misdiagnosis of African American Boys in American Classrooms by Michael Porter Kill Them Before They Grow: Misdiagnosis of African American Boys in American Classrooms

by Michael Porter
African American Images (Mar 01, 1998)
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Examining how African American males end up in dead-end classes, this book explores what must be done to change this trend, asking such questions as What happens to these boys in special education? and How can educators and communities reduce the number of African American boys receiving Ritalin and ultimately dropping out?


Click for more detail about To Be Popular or Smart: The Black Peer Group by Jawanza Kunjufu To Be Popular or Smart: The Black Peer Group

by Jawanza Kunjufu
African American Images (Aug 28, 1997)
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Information on peer pressure and how the peer group can be used to reinforce academic achievement.


Click for more detail about Motivating and Preparing Black Youth for Success by Jawanza Kunjufu Motivating and Preparing Black Youth for Success

by Jawanza Kunjufu
African American Images (Aug 01, 1997)
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How to reduce the dropout rate and motivate black children.


Click for more detail about Adam! Where Are You?: Why Most Black Men Don't Go to Church by Jawanza Kunjufu Adam! Where Are You?: Why Most Black Men Don’t Go to Church

by Jawanza Kunjufu
African American Images (Jun 28, 1997)
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Addresses the question of why the church is 75 percent female and offers ways to bring black men back to God.


Click for more detail about Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, Vol. 4 by Jawanza Kunjufu Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, Vol. 4

by Jawanza Kunjufu
African American Images (Dec 01, 1995)
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Offering suggestions to correct the dehumanization of African American children, this book explains how to ensure that African American boys grow up to be strong, committed, and responsible African American men.


Click for more detail about Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, Vol. 3 by Jawanza Kunjufu Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, Vol. 3

by Jawanza Kunjufu
African American Images (Jun 01, 1990)
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Offers suggestions to correct the dehumanization of African American children, and tells how to ensure that African American boys grow up to be strong, committed, and responsible African American men.


Click for more detail about Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, Vol. 2 by Jawanza Kunjufu Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, Vol. 2

by Jawanza Kunjufu
African American Images (Dec 01, 1986)
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Offering suggestions to correct the dehumanization of African American children, this book explains how to ensure that African American boys grow up to be strong, committed, and responsible African American men.


Click for more detail about Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys by Jawanza Kunjufu Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys

by Jawanza Kunjufu
African American Images (Dec 01, 1985)
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Offering suggestions to correct the dehumanization of African American children, this book explains how to ensure that African American boys grow up to be strong, committed, and responsible men.


Click for more detail about Developing Positive Self-Images & Discipline in Black Children by Jawanza Kunjufu Developing Positive Self-Images & Discipline in Black Children

by Jawanza Kunjufu
African American Images (Dec 01, 1984)
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The relationship between self-esteem and student achievement is analyzed in this book.




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