3 Books Published by Conscious Culture Publishing on AALBC — Book Cover Collage

Click for more detail about Uptown Dragon by Marlon McKenney Uptown Dragon

by Marlon McKenney
Conscious Culture Publishing (Jan 17, 2020)
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In Uptown Dragon, 10-year-old Kamal discovers a baby dragon in the inner city after seeing a mysterious streak of light fall from the sky. Bringing the dragon home and naming him Ziggy, Kamal attempts to teach him things like how to play basketball, which Ziggy masters and how to fly, which Ziggy…doesn’t quite master. As Kamal and Ziggy’s friendship grows, so does Ziggy - springing from lizard-sized to dog-sized to horse-sized and beyond!

Too big to keep a secret in his bedroom any longer, Kamal and Ziggy search the city for Ziggy’s new hiding place when they’re discovered by workers who alert everyone, including the authorities, to Ziggy’s presence. Now on the run, Ziggy takes flight for the first time, with Kamal riding his back, as the two race to escape Ziggy’s capture.

Uptown Dragon is a heartwarming tale of friendship and perception that’s a must-have for every family’s library. Lavishly illustrated using 3D technology, each page is carefully crafted to bring the beauty of this story to life.

Click for more detail about The Genius of Egypt by Marlon McKenney The Genius of Egypt

by Marlon McKenney
Conscious Culture Publishing (Mar 28, 2019)
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The Genius of Egypt is the incredible story of the world’s first multi-faceted genius, Imhotep, and his amazing adventure from humble student to magical healer to eventually becoming the savior of the entire kingdom of Egypt. Set in 2600 BCE, Imhotep’s journey includes themes of courage, the quest for knowledge, and the idea that believing in yourself is where your true power lies.

Imhotep’s journey starts as a young scribe devoted to learning while being guided by his wize and knowledgeable father, Kanofer. It doesn’t take long before Imhotep discovers he has an extraordinary skill for healing wounds and curing sickness. This magical talent elevates him to the royal heights of Egyptian power when he saves the life of the Pharaoh’s daughter. But his success is short lived when a 7 year curse befalls the entire kingdom and Imhotep must go on a dangerous quest across an unyielding desert and crocodile-infested water to save the empire.

Lavishly illustrated in full-color, using 3D technology, each page is carefully crafted to bring the exotic beauty of ancient Egypt to life. Young readers will learn various facts about ancient Egypt and feed their imaginations with tales of magic, danger, and age-old mysteries. The Genius of Egypt will give your child a greater understanding and appreciation for ancient African history with stunning visuals to go along, too. It is a must-have for every family’s library.

Click for more detail about Alice in Wonderland Remixed by Marlon McKenney Alice in Wonderland Remixed

by Marlon McKenney
Conscious Culture Publishing (May 28, 2018)
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Alice in Wonderland Remixed is a modern retelling of the Lewis Carroll classic with diverse subject matter and the conscious flavor of black girl magic.

Follow Alice, a fabulous little girl spending an afternoon with her sister, as things get curiouser and curiouser. From the shaman Cheshire cat, to the talent-less Queen, this version of Wonderland remixes a familiar tale with images you grew up with from music to activism, - even poetry.

With iconic cultural references that are sure to spark the interest of the entire family, and visuals that will keep even the youngest audiences engaged, Alice’s journey winds its way through amazing themes of Black History, International Culture, Diversity, and Spirituality.

As one of the first children’s book completely illustrated using 3D technology, Marlon Mckenney brings Wonderland to life and represents an authentic voice to empower young readers to reach their fullest potential.