Jaxon's Magical Adventure with Black Inventors and Scientists
Jaxon's Magical Adventure with Black Inventors and Scientists is the first book in the series, Just Imagine...What If There Were No Black People in the World? A children's chapter book about African American inventors and scientists. It is historical fantasy fiction - the main character has a magical necklace that allows him to see and talk to African American inventors and scientists from the past. A children's chapter book about African American inventors and scientists. It is historical fantasy fiction - the main character has a magical necklace that allows him to see and talk to African American inventors and scientists from the past.
"What if there were no Black people in the world?" is a very provocative question posed by Tamara Shiloh in her newest book for children and young learners. The answer to the question propels Jaxon and readers on an imaginative and magical journey--a re-discovery, a re-introduction, and a re-connection, if you will, to valuable information and learning that is, too often, left out of too many schools across the United States. And that is unacceptable. Thank you, Tamara Shiloh, for bringing this greatly needed body of history lessons and learning materials to your readers and to our nation. The appeal is universal and offers a necessary re-visiting of the major contributions of African American scientists and inventors. Tamara Shiloh's timing perfectly aligns with the current 21st century educational system's focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) across the nation's schools. STEM related career fields are open and prime for people of color. Despite the odds, whether organic or systemic, today's youth must be encouraged and guided to explore and participate in the world of science and technology. STEM careers will provide living wages vs minimum wages for future generations. Tamara Shiloh is shining a bright light on those missing historical items for the world to see and remember. Brilliant!
Carol Santiago, Education Department Director, Las Vegas Urban League, Community Action Agency (CAA), Educator
I love what Tamara Shiloh has done here! Reading into this often neglected area of American history was truly fascinating, and having it presented in a compelling narrative was a great decision that offers an accessibility to a large variety of age groups. It's defiantly the kind of book that I would love to use in my classes as a jumping point to the broader issues of Science and Literature. I personally learned a lot from this story, and am so excited to see where Mrs. Shiloh takes this series next!
Michael Habermas, Teacher, Educator, Philosopher, MA kids
About the Author
Tamara is writing a children’s book series, Just Imagine…What If There Were No Black People in the World? on African American inventors and scientists. The first book in the series, Jaxon’s Magical Adventure with Black Inventors and Scientists will launch in September 2017. She has also created a coloring book, activity book and a journal. She also speaks on the importance of teaching Black History all year. Her other writing experience includes owner/editor-in-chief of Desert Diamonds Magazine, highlighting the accomplishments of minority women in Nevada, assisted with the creation, design and writing of a Los Angeles based, herbal magazine entitled Herbal Essence; editorial contribution to Homes of Color; editor and chief of Black Insight Magazine, the first digital, interactive magazine for and about African Americans. She wrote bios and profiles for sports figures for, the now defunct, PublicFigure.com; created newsletters for various businesses and organizations and her own Las Vegas community newsletter, Tween Time News, a monthly publication highlighting music entertainment in the various venues of Las Vegas. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Bay Area Independent Book Publishers Association (BAIPA), Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Point Richmond Business Association, National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), Bay Area Consultants Network (BACN), Redwood Writers Club, Independent Book Publishers Association (IPBA) and California Writer’s Club-Berkeley & Marin. Visit her website for additional information and follow her on Facebook: Follow her on twitter @ tamarashiloh102