How To Introduce Youth To Black History with Author Quineka Ragsdale

Quineka Ragsdale is the owner of CJK Publishing and the author of Black children’s books that teach Black history.

Her series – Demarcus Jones and the Solar Calendar – is changing the way our young Kings and Queens learn the truth about their history long before slavery.

Here is what you will learn in this episode:

  • The advice that Quineka would give other Black children book Authors
  • Her biggest challenges in getting her idea from concept to creation and how she overcame them
  • The story and concept behind the Demarcus Jones and the Solar Calendar series

Listen to this episode and many others here ➞

Even if you miss the contest, support Quineka’s work. Here are some ideas:

  1. Buy multiple copies of the books and donate them to a local youth detention center
  2. Once your family is done reading your copies of the book, pass them on to other families or donate them to your local library
  3. Share this podcast with your Black parenting and Black history Facebook groups. Scroll to the top of the page and click the share button under the title
  4. Do book reviews that feature Quineka’s work
  5. Just reach out to her and say thank you. Here is her Twitter profile, her Facebook page, and her Instagram account.


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