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"Niyah Zuri & The Pharaoh's Throne" Featured on Summer Reading Challenge - Carmen Arace Intermediate

 

 

BLOOMFIELD, Connecticut - JUNE 26, 2017 ---

 

CARMEN ARACE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL PRESENTS:

THE PRINCIPAL’S SUMMER READING/MATH CHALLENGE

2017 – GRADE FIVE

June, 2017

 

Dear Carmen Arace Intermediate School Families,

 

Happy Summer!!!!

 

The purpose of Carmen Arace Intermediate School's summer assignment is to encourage our students to practice and improve their literacy and numeracy skills. If children continue using their acquired skills during the summer, it helps prevent a serious loss of learning gained over the course of the school year.

 

This year the students that will be entering grades five and six are receiving a novel as our gift to add to your home library. Our incoming grade five students are to read, Niyah Zuri and the Pharaoh's Throne, by Anna Nyakana and our incoming grade six students are to read, Fish in a Tree, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Each student is to read their novel, answer a few questions, and complete activities over the summer. There is a suggested pacing schedule included in this packet. Students are to also complete the included reading log. Your children should be choosing books that are at his/her correct independent reading level. What a wonderful opportunity to read the novel and other books with your child during the summer months.

 

Anna Nyakana Surprises PBG Club #85 with Exclusive Book Signing - Metacomet Elementary - Bloomfield

 

"Niyah Zuri & The Pharaoh's Throne" was selected as the exclusive year-end gift for Pretty Brown Girls Club #85! As a special thank you, I surprised this group of 70 bright-minded girls with a book signing at their school, Metacoment Elementary, located  in Bloomfield, CT. Enjoy your summer reading and may Niyah Zuri inspire you (and all children) to be fearless and always believe in yourself!

 

 

70 Girls all wanting to be like Niyah Zuri! Conquer the world! @prettybrowngirls #BookSigning #SummerReading #ChildrensBooks

A post shared by Author: Anna Nyakana (@niyah_zuri) on Jun 19, 2017 at 4:55pm PDT

 

Truly inspired by each smiling face... @prettybrowngirls #BookSigning #SummerReading #ChildrensBooks

A post shared by Author: Anna Nyakana (@niyah_zuri) on Jun 19, 2017 at 4:47pm PDT

Surprised PBG Club 85 with an exclusive book signing! @prettybrowngirls #BookSigning #SummerReading #ChildrensBooks

A post shared by Author: Anna Nyakana (@niyah_zuri) on Jun 19, 2017 at 4:43pm PDT

 

 

 

Bank Square Books hosts Anna Nyakana Book Signing - Mystic CT

 

Thank you to Bank Square Books for hosting my book signing this past weekend in Mystic, CT. It was a successful event and I enjoyed inspiring new young readers of the Niyah Zuri series along with their parents and grandparents! Supporting independent authors is just as important as supporting independent bookstores that are locally owned and operated! Looking forward to my next book signing at a bookstore near you, make sure to sign up for my mailing list below to be notified of upcoming events in your area!

 

A Child Seeing Themselves in Books = An Impact for a Lifetime! #BookSigning #ShopLocal #ChildrensBooks @bsb_savoy

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"Eat, Sleep, Read, LOCAL"... @indiebounduk #BookSigning #ShopLocal #ChildrensBooks @bsb_savoy

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Black Books and Author's "What's Your Story? Anna Nyakana" Feature

 

"What's Your Story? Anna Nyakana"

 

MEMPHIS, Tennessee - May 18, 2017 --- Read this month's guest feature by children's book author Anna Nyakana! “What’s Your Story?” is a new, guest post feature on BCBA web. Authors-traditional and self-published-are invited to write about their books, writing journey, creative process, inspiration, rewards and challenges of publishing, etc. They can go in whatever direction they choose. We are excited and grateful for their willingness to share, and we hope you enjoy our guests’ stories.

 

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About Black Children’s Books and Authors

Black Children’s Books and Authors (BCBA) is a nonprofit organization. Our mission is to promote global awareness of Black writers of children’s and young adult literature. Our online directory lists traditional and self-published authors. Whether you are a student, parent, educator, librarian, avid reader, or someone who just stumbled upon this site, this resource is for you to expand your knowledge of Black authors and the stories they write.

 

 

Scholastic Book Fair: Q&A Session with "Niyah Zuri" Author Anna Nyakana

 

It's Women's History Month and I had the honor of being spotlighted at the Scholastic Book Fair this week! It was a fun day as I interacted with the students of International Magnet School in South Windsor, CT. Special thanks to my student correspondents for the interview, the Capital Region Education Council (CREC), & Princial Tinh. Watch the video below to hear their questions!

 

 

Niyah Zuri author Anna Nyakana celebrates Pretty Brown Girl Day 2017 at Metacomet Elementary - Bloom

 

In celebration of Pretty Brown Girls Day 2017 and Women's History Month, I visited PBG Club #85 at Metacomet School in Bloomfield, CT. It was exciting to engage with 70 young girls to discuss and analyze the many layers of my main character Niyah Zuri. The end result was a discovery of themselves and that Niyah Zuri is a Pretty Brown Girl, just like all of them! Special thanks to PBG Club #85 educators/leaders Ms. Donna Mims and Ms. Regina Lester-Harriat for inviting me to join their kickoff meeting!

 

 

Niyah Zuri is a Pretty Brown Girl! @prettybrowngirls #PBGDay2017 #PBGIRLpreneur #ISeeMe #WomensHistoryMonth

A post shared by Author: Anna Nyakana (@niyah_zuri) on Mar 3, 2017 at 5:48am PST

"Niyah Zuri & The Pharaoh's Throne" Author Anna Nyakana Visits International Magnet School - South W

 

In celebration of Black History Month and World Read Aloud Day 2017, I kicked off my book tour this week at International Magnet School (a CREC School) in South Windsor, CT. Thank you to Principal Tinh and IMS educators Ms. Bergeron, Ms. Perry, Mrs. Zdrojeski, Mr. Stewart, Mrs. Penecassio, Ms. Pacheco, and Ms. Shannon!

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE A CREATIVE STUDENT FEEDBACK COLLAGE created by the students of IMS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE on FOX 61 The Stan Simpson Show: Niyah Zuri Author Anna Nyakana

 

 

"The Stan Simpson Show – Accomplished singer publishes a children’s book"

 

HARTFORD, Connecticut - February 4, 2017 ---  Anna Nyakana, who released her first music album in 2007, joins Stan Simpson to talk about her new children's book "Niyah Zuri and the Pharaoh's Throne."

 

Her book follows self-assured heroine Niyah Zuri as she and her best friends, Miguel and Hugo Gonzales, travel through time with the use of a mystical map. Children are taken on an adventure with every turn of the page as the trio forge their friendship through exploration.

 

Visit Anna Nyakana's website for more information on future book signings and more. You can also purchase her book on AmazonBarnes & Noble.

 

 

 

Official Book Trailer for Niyah Zuri & The Pharaoh's Throne!

 

Watch the official book trailer for Niyah Zuri & The Pharaoh's Throne! When you're finished, make sure to subscribe to the Niyah Zuri YouTube page for notices on future videos including behind the scenes footage from my 2017 book tour!

 

 

Niyah Zuri & The Pharaoh's Throne - Now Available at Barnes & Noble!

 

Niyah Zuri & The Pharaoh's Throne - B&N

Niyah Zuri & The Pharaoh's Throne is now available at Barnes & Noble!

 

Head down to your local store or order online with free shipping today! My book is also Kids Club eligible, so sign your child up for this free rewards program through Barnes & Noble to rack up reading perks such as 30% off my book, loyalty discounts, and more!

 

The Niyah Zuri series is geared towards young readers, grades 4-6, and comes equipped with a full glossary exposing children to a broad vocabulary that will both challenge and educate them. Parents and teachers can visit my website for free downloadable activities such as word searches and story mapping (this book and associated resources comply with the Common Core State Standards Initiative).

 

Click the Barnes & Noble link above or below to order your copy today! Official book trailer launching in the coming weeks; stay tuned and Happy New Year!

 

ORDER ON BARNES & NOBLE TODAY!

 

Niyah Zuri & The Pharaoh's Throne - Now Available on Amazon!

 

Niyah Zuri & The Pharaoh's Thone

Niyah Zuri & The Pharaoh's Throne is now available for order on Amazon!

 

Thank you for your support over the past year as I worked with editors, illustrators, and distributors to get my book in the hands of chlidren around the world. The Niyah Zuri series is geared towards upper elementary readers and comes equipped with a full glossary exposing children to a broad vocabulary that will both challenge and educate them. Parents and teachers can browse the Resources tab on my website for free downloadable activities such as word searches and story mapping (this book and associated resources comply with the Common Core State Standards Initiative).

 

Take a minute to read the following book summary then click the Amazon link above or below to order a copy today! Official book trailer and digital content to launch in the coming weeks. Thank you again for the continued support and Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

Book Description:

Niyah Zuri and The Pharaoh's Throne is heroine leading, compass wielding, time jumping, dinosaur evading, Nile River racing, & multiculturally educating! Niyah Zuri and The Pharaoh's Throne follows self-assured heroine Niyah Zuri as she & her best friends, Miguel and Hugo Gonzales, travel through time with the use of a mystical map. Children are taken on an adventure with every turn of the page as the trio forge their friendship through exploration. The series begins its epic tale when Niyah and the Gonzales twins discover an enchanted map in their clubhouse and are accidentally teleported to the Triassic period. After evading carnivorous dinosaurs, the time-jumping continues when they're sent back to Ancient Egypt in order to help a young Prince Tut overcome his fear of rule. The group race against the clock to complete their mission, returning to their time period in haste, as the Pharaoh's sudden death has the royal guards suspicious of Tut's foreign visitors.

 

ORDER ON AMAZON TODAY!

 

 

  

All hail Prince Tut!

 

My final character illustration is complete: All hail Prince Tut!

Prince Tut

 

Introducing the Gonzalez Twins: Hugo & Miguel

 

What's a heroine without her loyal best friends? Meet the Gonzalez Twins; Hugo and Miguel!

 

 

Hello World: Meet Niyah Zuri!

 

I am thrilled to share the final illustration of my main character: Meet Niyah Zuri!

 Niyah Zuri!

 

 

Niyah Zuri & The Pharaoh's Throne Book Cover Contest

 

I am very excited to launch a book cover contest for my children's book "Niyah Zuri & The Pharaoh's Throne." One step closer to bringing the Niyah Zuri series to schools & bookstores near you!


Illustrators can enter the contest via Freelancer through the link below. Contest closes June 13, 2015.


https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Niyah-Zuri-The-Pharaohs-Throne-Book-Cover-Contest-217499.html

 

 

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