Why Don't I See Me? I am American History, Black History
This book is about the lack of African American history being taught in schools.
Jeremiah Smith-Jones is 10 years old. He is a fourth-grade student at Boulder Hill Elementary School. Jeremiah was born and raised in Aurora, Illinois. On November 14, 2017, he was named the first “Little Mr. Aurora”, where he served as a youth ambassador for the community events in the 2017-2018 calendar year, never missing a beat. He received an award from the Mayor of Aurora, Illinois Richard C. Irvin proclaiming Jeremiah’s birthday, April 6 as “Jeremiah Smith-Jones Day” in the city of Aurora after retiring his crown. He is an active member of Student Council and aids and assist the younger students in their studies. Jeremiah loves to read novels and learning about his African American History. Jeremiah loves to be around family and friends. He is always the popular kid everyone wants to play with. He is very funny, smart, charismatic, and outspoken. Jeremiah authored this book to speak for all the kids that look like him that does not feel included in history. Jeremiah authored this book to speak for all children him and don’t feel included in history. Jeremiah wants to see himself not only when he reads books at school, but also when being taught in a classroom.
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