With a degree in Literature, Margaret Minnicks has the skills to review books and other publications to give readers important information.
Meet Baby J
Baby J is the central character in every book of the Baby J Series. She is a ten-year-old fourth-grade student at Dr. J Academy School in Baltimore, Maryland.
Baby J has a best friend named Mona. She is in the seventh grade and used to bully Baby J until Mama J told Baby J to be a “defender.” After Baby J started defending herself, she was no longer bullied by Mona or by anyone else.
Baby J is unique, outgoing, super smart, and doesn’t let anything stop her from achieving her goals. Her personal story is shared to educate and empower children and adults to get the best out of life by never giving up.
Baby J wants you to learn more about her, hear her speak, and see her fashions, which are unbelievable.
Baby J and the Bully Adventure was Dr. Janice Yolondo Yancey's first children's book published on November 16, 2020. It is about Baby J and her friends who are being bullied at school.
The 26-page book is 8 x 0.07 x 10 inches. It focuses on how Baby J stands up to the bullies who think they have power over her and her friends.
Baby J Soccer Adventure was published a month after her first book on December 30, 2020. Baby J demonstrates how compassionate, loyal, and caring she is to her friends, especially to Betty.
The 26-page book is 8 x 0.07 x 10 inches and is not limited to the topic of teamwork. There are good examples of good behavior in the soccer game and off the field.
Baby J's Protest Eye Opener was published on February 1, 2021. The 33-page book is about Baby J and her friends witnessing the terrible events surrounding the death of George Floyd.
In the 8 x 0.08 x 10 inch book, Baby J asks Mama J about the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Mama J explains that the movement is the fight for freedom, liberation, and justice for Blacks.
Baby J's Quarantine Adventure was published on March 22, 2021. This is Dr. Yancey's latest and largest book to date with 37 pages.
In the 8 x 0.09 x 10 inch book, readers will see how Mama J and Baby J are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. They refocus on the positives and use the time to develop a closer mother-daughter relationship. Baby J connects with her friends via Zoom.
The book will help parents explain how the pandemic has changed everybody's lives. Young children will see in the book why the pandemic is keeping them out of school, away from sleepovers, and why they can't attend friends' birthday parties as they have done in the past.
What Readers Are Saying About the Baby J Series
According to the comments posted on Amazon.com, readers think the series is positive and uplifting. Some of the people who commented say it is encouraging to see a book available that delivers a positive message while helping children and grandchildren develop reading skills.
One person says the series is good for avid readers in her family, all the way down to the little ones. She added that it is such a pleasure to know that our youth have the opportunity to learn about real situations and how to handle them when they encounter them.
Some readers wrote that they especially love the illustrations and messages in addition to being able to take notes at the end of the books in the series.
Several readers recommended the series to others who want to teach their children about real-life experiences.
Dr. J has announced that she has two more books in the series that will be published in the future. The covers and descriptions of the books are listed below.
Dr. Janice Yolondo Yancey
The author and visionary of the Baby J Series is Dr. Janice Yolondo Yancey, affectionately known as Dr. J. She is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. Her passions are motivational speaking, teaching, encouraging, and assisting all who need to discover their God-given talents, as well as achieve their goals.
Dr. J was driven to bring Baby J “to life” based on her very own personal childhood experiences and adversities. Dr. J’s most outstanding gift is to “teach” children to free themselves from the pain, bondage, and suffering they might be enduring.
The author says, "The birth of Baby J has been a long time coming. COVID-19 opened the door of opportunity and gave me time to focus on my innate abilities to bring Baby J to life."
De’Ana Stewart is the author's niece and Baby J's story writer with a creative imagination that goes far beyond her years.
Ahrianna Guity is also a niece of the author. She is the talented artist who exemplifies the uniqueness of her work.
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