Books By Dr. Chike Akua

Education for Transformation:  The Keys to Releasing the Genius of African American Students

By Dr. Chike Akua

Culture is the key, the critical mediating factor in increasing student engagement and achievement for African American students. This book details culturally relevant instructional strategies used with some of the most challenging students during Dr. Akua’s fourteen years as a public school teacher. It also documents the most promising practices of Master Teachers he has observed around the country.

This book is an indispensable resource that contains activities and questions for thought, reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter. In addition, it contains embedded, live video links of Dr. Akua explaining critical concepts.

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ParentPower!: The Keys to Your Child’s Academic & Social Success

By Dr. Chike Akua

Today, many parents feel like they’ve lost their power because they are competing for their child’s attention amidst many high-tech weapons of mass distraction. ParentPower gives parents clear strategies on how to reclaim their power and how to properly educate and socialize their children for success. Each chapter ends with family activities that will increase character development, cultural competence and critical thinking skills.

This book is an indispensable resource that also contains video links of Dr. Akua explaining critical concepts.

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Reading Revolution: Reconnecting the Roots

By Dr. Chike Akua & Tavares Stephens

Reading Revolution is a collection of 90 reading selections about African and African American people of extraordinary accomplishment.  Use Reading Revolution to improve reading comprehension and cultural consciousness at the same time:

  • Standardized test format with multiple choice questions
  • Topic, main idea, supporting details and sequencing
  • Vocabulary development and context clues
  • Making inferences and drawing conclusions

This is an indispensable resource for teachers who want to infuse their teaching with culturally relevant material to increase student engagement and achievement.

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A Treasure Within: Stories of Remembrance & Rediscovery

By Dr. Chike Akua

What would it be like to meet an ancient African Ancestor?  Marcus, Imani, and Daniel are about to find out!  A Treasure Within is a book of three short stories in which young people have encounters with ancient African ancestors to learn about traditional African morals, values, history, and culture.

A Treasure  Within is the book that many of us have been waiting for.  The deep thinking of Ancient Africa is grasped and communicated clearly through these three powerful stories.  Families, counselors, teachers, students, and the community, in general, can relate directly to  these stories…I am thankful for this outstanding contribution  to our mental and spiritual liberation.  Our Ancestors are pleased.  Amun is satisfied.”

             Asa G. Hilliard III – Nana Baffour Amankwatia II, Ed.D.

             Fuller E. Calloway Professor of Urban Education

             Georgia State University

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A Treasure Within: Parent/Teacher Resource Guide

By Dr. Chike Akua

This book is a complete companion curriculum to A Treasure Within: Stories of Remembrance & Rediscovery.  It includes a wide range of activities to  reinforce content objectives and develop character, cultural awareness, and commitment.

  • Story synopsis
  • Chapter questions for thought, reflection and discussion
  • Historical reading selections
  • Writing activities
  • Art activities
  • End of story assessment
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Honoring Our Ancestral Obligations: 7 Steps to Black Student Success

By Dr. Chike Akua

It has been said that there are two things that held together great Black civilizations: honor and obligation.  But how can students honor ancestors they don’t know and how can we fulfill obligations they are unaware of?  This book assists today’s students with knowledge and insights for life skills and career development as they learn about the culture, views and values that have sustained Africans and African Americans for centuries and even millennia.  This book is an indispensable resource that contains activities and questions for thought, reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter.  In addition, it contains embedded, live video links of Dr. Akua explaining critical concepts.

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A Kwanzaa Awakening: Lessons for the Community

By Dr. Chike Akua

A Kwanzaa Awakening is a resource with activities for everyone.  Parents, educators, and students will find activities grades K-12 and beyond.  It includes:

  • A Brief History of Kwanzaa
  • Kwanzaa Classroom Activities (grades 6-12)
  • Lessons for the Little Ones (K-5)
  • A 3-act Play
  • Worksheets and Puzzles
  • Quiz and Test
  • Coloring Activities & poetry
  • Writing Activities
  • Reading Comprehension Selections
  • Glossary
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Words of Power, Volume 1: Ancient Insights and Modern Messages for Parents, Teachers & Students

By Dr. Chike Akua

This book contains almost 200  quotes and proverbs from African people and powerful people all over the world.  Additionally it contains fill-in worksheets so that students can engage in a words of wisdom scavenger hunt.

Share the mother wit and wisdom that many of our children today are missing as you examine and interpret figurative language, simile and metaphor.

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Words of Power, Volume 2: Centering Ourselves for Excellence

By Dr. Chike Akua

In the compelling follow-up to Volume 1, this book contains almost 250 quotes and proverbs from African people and powerful people all over the world. Additionally it contains fill-in worksheets so that students can engage in a words of wisdom scavenger hunt.

This book helps student understand literal and figurative language as they receive the much needed mother wit and wisdom of Elders and Ancestors.

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Sexceptional: The Ultimate and Essential Teen Guide to Abstinence

By Dr. Chike Akua

Often in discussion about sexual responsibility, the idea of abstinence is not presented or seen as a viable alternative…until now. Sexceptional is an adjective that describes “one who is willing to undertake the discipline, devotion, and determination to abstain from sexual activity until marriage.” It takes an exceptional person to make this choice. We hear a lot about safe sex, but abstinence is, hands down, the safest alternative. This book offers practical insights and strategies for young people to understand the importance of sexual responsibility and historical occurrences that undermined the ability of African Americans to have control over their own bodies..

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SuccessQuest: The Journey From Ordinary to Extraordinary

By Dr. Chike Akua

What is success? How do we achieve it? In this revealing revised and expanded edition, Dr. Chike Akua takes the reader on a journey to discover the principles and laws that govern success. In addition, he shares entrepreneurial insights gleaned from Black millionaires who create deep impact and income through the work they do.

For those who are serious about success, SuccessQuest is a must-read!

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Sankofa Kemet: My First Trip to the Motherland

By Jahbari Akua with Chike Akua

Sankofa means “return and retrieve it” (your history and culture).  Let 9-year old Jahbari Akua take you on a personal journey to Egypt to discover the amazing history of ancient Kemet (the original name of Egypt).  This book allows children to experience the wonders of their history through the eyes of someone their own age.  It also includes an activity guide at the end of the book.

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Educators Power Pak

By Chike Akua

The Educators Power Pak contains a copy of each of Dr. Akua's books.  These resources are used in urban school nationally and with pre-service teachers in colleges and universities to help increase and improve academic skills, character development, cultural consciousness, student engagement and student achievement.  Get your Educators Power Pak today!  The Power Pak books include:

1. Education for the Transformation
2. Honoring Our Ancestral Obligations
3. ParentPower
4. A Treasure Within: Stories of Remembrance & Rediscovery
5. A Treasure Within: Parent/Teacher Resource Guide
6. Words of Power, Volume 1
7. Words of Power, Volume 2
8. A Kwanzaa Awakening
9. Sankofa Kemet
10. Sexceptional Teen Guide to Abstinence
11. Sexceptional Abstinence Journal
12. SuccessQuest: The Journey From Ordinary to Extraordinary
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