What is your rousing or uplifting identity that tells others who you are? Maybe you want others to know your call in life or maybe your cause? I want others to see how I try to live like Christ spoke the Truth because He was the Truth speaking. I want Christ to be my anthem. I may hit a wrong note at times but the conviction of my heart sets me back on track. I write & illustrate kids books because the anthem of #BookerWeed is sharing with kids that no matter what’s happening at home, their neighborhood, or with their friends they have what it takes to make #goodchoices.
My second book from the series “Kids Have Ups and Downs Too” is coming this Spring from MindstirMedia entitled “A Bully’s Journal”. It takes a look at bullying from the Bully’s side. Often the emphasis is on the kids getting bullied and I wanted to take a look at why kids become bullies. I don’t think they are born that way -look at a cute little baby, heck what do you think?
The After-School Program in Santa Ana, CA where I went to school for a brief period of time offered Duncan SpinTops as an activity. I worked hard and after several months qualified for the state championship by becoming the Santa Ana City Champion. The After-School Program was my safe place because I never wanted to go home. Many times my mom wouldn’t return for days due to work and her poor choices so I tried to occupy my time with running the neighborhood, riding my bike past dark, or learning new tricks with my spintop. If it weren’t for the After-School Program I never would have learned to spin my top and wouldn’t be a yoyo professional today speaking to more than 3,800 kids weekly and over 400 schools worldwide. Get your kids involved with something … it could lead to a great opportunity and challenge them to be the best they can be. “Kids Have Ups & Downs Too!” coming soon from www.MindstirMedia.com