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Just Imagine...What If There Were No Black People in the World?

Jaxon's Magical Adventure with Black Inventors & Scientists

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In Jaxon's Magical Adventure with Black Inventors & Scientists, the first book of this kids books series, Jaxon discovers that the necklace his grandmother gave him before she passed away has magical powers. With a combination of the magical necklace and saying the magic words, Jaxon can see and talk to Black inventors and scientists. During this time, he is also playing the role of Dr. Martin Luther King in the school play celebrating Black History Month. However, Jaxon stutters when he is in front of a crowd and when he meets new people. He hopes he can find a way to overcome his fear before the day of the play.

Jaxon’s sister, who had the necklace before Jaxon, shares the rules of the necklace: he can only use the necklace three times per month, he will only be able to use the necklace until he is 16, he can never take off the necklace, and he needs to be very careful what he wishes for.

Jaxon soon finds out what his sister meant when she said to be careful what he wishes for. Can Jaxon get out of his mess before his parents find out?  Does he bomb on the day of the play?

Just Imagine…What if there were no Black People in the World! Jaxon’s Magical Visit with Black Inventors and Scientists is a wonderful, fun children's book, by author Tamara Shiloh. It importantly explains how the contributions of African Americans through inventions and science touch our lives every day. This kid's book also points out how you can sometimes overcome an obstacle if you don’t spend a lot of time worrying about it.

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Stay Tuned! The following books will be available in 2018!

Jaxon & Kevin's Trip Downtown

In the second book in this educational book series, Jaxon shares his magical adventure with his cousin Kevin. They venture into town to meet Black inventors and scientists who are responsible for many of the things we encounter every day.

Kevin is Jaxon’s favorite cousin. They spend many weekends together. Kevin is playful and finds himself in trouble often. He’s a very curious little boy and likes to take chances. Jaxon usually goes along with whatever Kevin wants to do and finds himself in trouble too.  So when Kevin asks Jaxon to use one of his wishes for something Jaxon is not too sure about, they find themselves up to their necks in fishy waters.

Jaxon and Kevin’s Trip Downtown is an informative children's story by Tamara Shiloh. It explains how the contributions of African Americans through inventions and science touch our everyday lives.

Let's Hear it for Women Inventors and Scientists

In Let's Hear it for Women Inventors and Scientists!, the third book in the Just Imagine... children's book series, Jaxon decides to share the powers of his magical necklace with his cousins Kevin and Kai. Through the use of Jaxon’s magical necklace, they enjoy conversations with female inventors and scientists. Kevin, Kai and Jaxon learn about the many contributions women inventors and scientists have made to history. However, they also learn about being careful of what you wish for.

In this book for kids, Kevin is the cousin that finds himself in trouble most of the time because of his curiosity. Kai is the brains and know-it-all, who believes that girls are smarter than boys and always seeks ways to prove it. But when Kai asks Jaxon to use one of his wishes for something Jaxon is unsure about, the three cousins find themselves in a world of trouble. This fun children's book explains the contributions that African American women inventors and scientists have made in American history.

Jaxon's Magical Visit at NASA

In Jaxon's Magical Visit at NASA, the fourth book in the Just Imagine... children's book series, Jaxon takes his magical necklace to NASA with his friend Tyler. The boys have a great time talking to Black astronauts and scientists. They were very surprised to learn there were and are so many Black people involved in aviation and astronomy.

Tyler lives next door to Jaxon. They play together almost every day after school and do their homework together. Tyler and Jaxon dream of being astronauts one day and enjoy visiting NASA whenever they can. But when Jaxon decides to test the necklace in a big way, he finds himself alone in a very unstable predicament. He has lost the necklace and doesn’t know how to put things back the way they were without the necklace.

Jaxon's Magical Visit at NASA shows the importance of Black and African American men and women in the world of astronomy, science and aviation. This fun kids book was written by Tamara Shiloh to educate young children on the importance of Black people in history.

Jaxon Meets Black Cowboys

In Jaxon Meets Black Cowboys, the fifth book in the Just Imagine... A World Without Black People series, Jaxon enjoys a magical trip to a western town and ranch with his Uncle Randy. Jaxon did not know there were so many famous Black cowboys until this educational moment with his uncle.

Jaxon’s Uncle Randy is a cattle rancher who lives in another state. Jaxon doesn’t see his uncle often, but always has fun riding the horses around the ranch and helping with the cattle. Even though Jaxon has learned his lesson about making bad decisions with the necklace, he decides to make another wish that takes him into unfamiliar territory in this educational children's story. Will he be able to talk his way out of his trouble again? Has he really learned his lesson this time?

Jaxon Meets Black Cowboys provides wonderful insights into the historical participation of the African American cowboys of the Wild West. The Just Imagine... series was written to educate children on the importance of Black and African American inventors, scientists and other important figures throughout history.