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Dimonet Connect Publishing We offer personalized and inclusive services for educators and families: books, HS and college applications, multicultural lesson planning. The official page of Dimonet Connect Publishing (pronounced DEE-MO-NAY) will share refreshing content for community members who are seeking literature and educational products that reflect their urban, diverse, multicultural, multi-lingual and conscious lifestyles.

Regular posts will include:

1. Blog posts by the Publisher related to multicultural Black identity, vernaculars, mothertongue literacy and language arts.

2. Links to high quality news articles and literature that celebrate African American Vernacular English, Caribbean Creoles and indigenous African languages.

3. Local, national and international events related to the company's mission. Please

Regular posts will include:

1. Blog posts by the Publisher related to multicultural Black identity, vernaculars, mothertongue literacy and language arts.

2. Links to high quality news articles and literature that celebrate African American Vernacular English, Caribbean Creoles and indigenous African languages.

3. Local, national and international events related to the company's mission. Please

"THERE ARE PLENTY of museums that revolve around visual art โ€” now words are finally getting their due. An interactive mu...
02/11/2020
A museum dedicated entirely to words and language is opening in Washington, DC

"THERE ARE PLENTY of museums that revolve around visual art โ€” now words are finally getting their due. An interactive museum dedicated to words and language is opening on May 31, 2020, in Washington, DC. Planet Word is designed to educate visitors about language, with exhibits focusing on the spoken, sung, and written word. The 51,000-square-foot space will be located inside the historic Franklin School in the heart of DC."

Thatโ€™s the word on the street.

12/01/2019

If Black English Isnt A Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?

By James Baldwin

"The brutal truth is that the bulk of white people in American never had any interest in educating black people, except as this could serve white purposes. It is not the black child's language that is in question, it is not his language that is despised: It is his experience. A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled. A child cannot be taught by anyone whose demand, essentially, is that the child repudiate his experience, and all that gives him sustenance, and enter a limbo in which he will no longer be black, and in which he knows that he can never become white. Black people have lost too many black children that way."

#GeecheeExperience #Geechee #Geechie #Gullah #gullahgeechee #gullahgeechie #gullahgeecheelanguage #aave #blackenglish #africanamericanvernacularenglish #jamesbaldwin

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11/20/2019
These English-Kreyol bilingual children storybooks celebrate Haitian Girls

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#Ayiti #Kreyรฒl

The bilingual Haitian Creole-English storybooks feature Haitian girls of color and provide insight into the rich culture of Haiti In a world of books

Eloise Greenfield Signs New Book on African American Midwives โ€” D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice
11/16/2019
Eloise Greenfield Signs New Book on African American Midwives โ€” D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice

Eloise Greenfield Signs New Book on African American Midwives โ€” D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice

Ms. Greenfield will be available to sign copies of her exquisite new book, The Women Who Caught the Babies: A Story of African American Midwives, at the Teaching for Change office. Copies will be available for purchase or you can bring your own copy of that title or others.

Reposted from Dr. Marlene Daut:********************************************I recently worked with Ted-Ed to produce this...
10/20/2019
The first and last king of Haiti - Marlene Daut

Reposted from Dr. Marlene Daut:

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I recently worked with Ted-Ed to produce this animated short, plus a teaching lesson, about the life of Haiti's first and last king, Henry Christophe (1767-1820).

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-first-and-last-king-of-haiti-marlene-daut

If you follow me on Twitter (@fictionsofHaiti) I have posted even more resources for teaching about the kingdom in a thread: https://twitter.com/FictionsofHaiti/status/1181235360136859648?s=20

Check it out and let me know if you use it in the classroom!

The royal couple of Haiti rode into their coronation to thunderous applause. After receiving his ornate crown, Henry Christophe ascended his throne, towering 20 meters in the air. But little did the cheering onlookers know that the first king of Haiti would also be its last. Who was this revolutiona...

10/14/2019

The purpose of our Crab Crack Fundraiser is to support our efforts in exploring the Caribbean connection to our Gullah Geechee culture through our
Geechee Caribbean Language Project.

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Our first stop is to the Bahamas and don't forget 5% of our proceeds will be donated to a Bahamian family who recently relocated to Charleston, SC due to hurricane Dorian

Getcha tickets

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/geechee-experience-crab-crack-fundraiser-tickets-74774609871?aff=eand

Have you ever heard of the metaphor "windows and mirrors" to describe diversity in reading literature? If so, you have D...
09/11/2019
Rudine Sims Bishop: โ€˜Motherโ€™ of multicultural childrenโ€™s literature

Have you ever heard of the metaphor "windows and mirrors" to describe diversity in reading literature? If so, you have Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop to thank.

She coined the term and is the queen mother of multicultural children's literature. ๐Ÿ“”๐Ÿ“š

The legacy of a scholar, and what the esteemed professor emerita thinks of childrenโ€™s books today.

08/06/2019

On the significance of African American Language, Toni Morrison once said:

"the language, only the language. . . . It is the thing that black people love so much -- the saying of words, holding them on the tongue, experimenting with them, playing with them. It's a love, a passion. Its function is like a preacher's: to make you stand up out of your seat, make you lose yourself and hear yourself. The worst of all possible things that could happen would be to lose that language. There are certain things I cannot say without recourse to my language. It's terrible to think that a child with five different present tenses comes to school to be faced with books that are less than his own language. And then to be told things about his language, which is him, that are sometimes permanently damaging. He may never know the etymology of Africanisms in his language, not even know that "hip" is a real word or that "the dozens" meant something. This is a really cruel fallout of racism. I know the standard English. I want to use it to help restore the other language, the lingua franca."

(Quoted in the book "Spoken Soul" by John R. Rickford & Russell Rickford)

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07/19/2019

Geechee Experience wayment...

Yorsin
Minesin
Hussin
Hissin

No translation provided. Those who know know. ๐Ÿ˜‰

#Geechee #Savannah

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Congratulations, Kiora Brooks!"Topeka West High School graduate Kiora Brooks recently won the Maya Angelou Award for Spo...
07/16/2019
CapFed Best News: Topeka West graduate Kiora Brooks wins national competition, $10,000 scholarship

Congratulations, Kiora Brooks!

"Topeka West High School graduate Kiora Brooks recently won the Maya Angelou Award for Spoken Word in the 2019 Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards for her poem โ€œThe Misinterpretation of Dark Skin.โ€

More than 600 high school students entered the competition, which was open to graduating seniors from public high schools nationwide. Students from more than 30 states and 250 high schools applied, representing all regions of the United States."

Topeka West High School graduate Kiora Brooks recently won the Maya Angelou Award for Spoken Word in the 2019 Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards

A self-described โ€œdiligent student,โ€ he went to Harvard. Imani Perry, now a Princeton professor of African-American stud...
06/29/2019
Novelist Colson Whitehead Reminds Us How America's Racist History Lives On

A self-described โ€œdiligent student,โ€ he went to Harvard. Imani Perry, now a Princeton professor of African-American studies, attended Yale and remembers seeing Whitehead at a gathering for black Ivy League students in their college days. โ€œHe was definitely engaged socially but also kind of above the fray,โ€ recalls Perry. โ€œHe seemed reflective and interior.โ€

He is the rare author whose books have both critical acclaim and robust sales

The Grand Cultural Influence of Octavia Butler
06/22/2019
The Grand Cultural Influence of Octavia Butler

The Grand Cultural Influence of Octavia Butler

Tomorrow, June 22, would have been legendary SF novelist and short story writer Octavia Butlerโ€™s 72nd birthday. She died in 2006โ€”much too young, at only 58โ€”already a certified genius who had โ€ฆ

Why is June 19th celebrated as a holiday? What does Galveston, Texas have to do with it? When did all slaves in the U.S....
06/19/2019
10 Children's Books celebrating Juneteenth

Why is June 19th celebrated as a holiday? What does Galveston, Texas have to do with it?
When did all slaves in the U.S. REALLY obtain their freedom?

Here are 10 children's books to teach you about #Juneteenth! Happy #EmanicipationDay!

Children's Books celebrating Juneteenth; Picture Books & Chapter Books about Juneteenth; African American; Black History; Ages 5 to 18

Y'all straight? ๐Ÿ˜„
06/18/2019

Y'all straight? ๐Ÿ˜„

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06/13/2019

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Good night yall boi

Attention to all those connected with youth in New York City: There is an exciting project new projecy for teens, #LITCi...
06/11/2019

Attention to all those connected with youth in New York City:

There is an exciting project new projecy for teens, #LITCity, which stands for Literacy Inspiring Transformation across New York City. They are looking for Black (African-American, African, Caribbean, Afro-Latino, etc.) high school students of ALL genders to participate in this youth-centered research community/family. Please share with NYC students, parents, school leaders, community members, etc. who can help spread the word!

Application link: https://tinyurl.com/yyp79fjt

06/02/2019

Did yall boi know "80% of Charleston African American third graders failed their state reading test in 2017?" There is a huge language barrier in Charleston public schools and other cities that serve Geechee speaking students.

Gullah/Geechee and AAVE is not recognized as an official language in the school system even though the Gullah/Geechee language has its own grammar system that makes up a language. Geechee speaking students are placed in speech class or special education because their language is seen as a disorder instead of an actual language.

If we perform standardized tests based on standard English, of course Geechee children who were never taught or exposed to codeswitching will score lower/worse.

What yall boi think we need to do to solve the language barrier?

Reference https://www.charlestonrise.org/

Yassss! Salute to our Queen Toni Morrison all day, everyday.๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘
03/02/2019

Yassss! Salute to our Queen Toni Morrison all day, everyday.

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Ayibobo! The long awaited documentary by   Djimon Hounsou is here...rent or purchase this beautiful glimpse of Vodun-Vod...
03/01/2019
In Search of Voodoo | Buy, Rent or Watch on FandangoNOW

Ayibobo!

The long awaited documentary by Djimon Hounsou is here...rent or purchase this beautiful glimpse of Vodun-Vodou-Voodoo, one of humanity's oldest religions.

Did you know that our publisher, Kahdeidra Monรฉt Martin is a proud Vodouyizan of the asson lineage?? Yeah, chile... In fact, Dimonet Connect Publishing was founded to honor indigenous and African diasporic languages and literacies, much of which are retained through spi(ritual) practices.

If you watch the film, will share your thoughts with us? How did you feel afterwards? Did you learn something new? Did anything seem familiar? Did you view it with any youth? What were their impressions? We'd love to get a dialogue going.

Peace and blessings. ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒŸ

IN SEARCH OF VOODOO: Roots to Heaven weaves together a personal, cultural, and spiritual journey - capturing the vibrant tales of Voodoo, West Africa, and Beninโ€™s favorite son, actor Djimon Hounsou. Following Hounsou back to the country of his birth, itโ€™s the story of a man rediscovering the cor...

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02/05/2019

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Hot off the press!

We're excited to announce the release of our newest book, Rethinking Ethnic Studies to support the growing nationwide movement to bring Ethnic Studies into Kโ€“12 classrooms.

Rethinking Ethnic Studies brings together many of the leading teachers, activists, and scholars in this movement to offer examples of Ethnic Studies frameworks, classroom practices, and organizing at the school, district, and statewide levels.

Built around core themes of indigeneity, colonization, anti-racism, and activism, Rethinking Ethnic Studies offers vital resources for educators committed to the ongoing struggle for racial justice in our schools.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Click here to order your copy: https://www.rethinkingschools.org/books/title/rethinking-ethnic-studies

Ya heard?
01/29/2019

Ya heard?

We finna have yall churn in school like

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#GeecheeSkrong #weoutchea #GeecheeExperience

Listen and look beyond the stereotypes. Explore these contemporary #Jamaican novels and learn something new.
01/12/2019
11 Jamaican Books You Need To Read

Listen and look beyond the stereotypes. Explore these contemporary #Jamaican novels and learn something new.

Jamaican culture is as rich, vibrant and diverse as its natural landscapes. Jamaican literature overturns stereotypes about the nation and reveals the true heart, spirit and beauty of its people and its diaspora. Here are 11 books about Jamaican history, people and culture that you need to read.

01/02/2019
Pale. Pa Ale.

Pale. Pa Ale.

"Speak. Do not leave." We love #Kreyรฒl, and we love a wordsmith when we see one, so the title of this debut poetry collection by Valencia Clement had us at "Hello."

Read more about this work that releases TODAY...

#Haiti #Poet

This is a promotional page for my book Pale. Pa Ale. It is an autobiographical collection of poetry that will be released in 2019. It features poems on constructing a sacred self, on family, on education, on divine love and acceptance, on romantic love an

Here is a riveting short story about a Vietnamese American family.
08/29/2018
We Had to Leave | Joyland Magazine

Here is a riveting short story about a Vietnamese American family.

December 31, 1999 The guest in room 216 left behind a copy of The Washington Post on the nightstand when ...

Sa kap fรฉt?  โ€œThe Adventures of Wyetta,โ€ follows Wyetta โ€” a young and curious St. Lucian school girl with a penchant for...
07/09/2018
New Caribbean childrenโ€™s book series

Sa kap fรฉt?

โ€œThe Adventures of Wyetta,โ€ follows Wyetta โ€” a young and curious St. Lucian school girl with a penchant for mischief. Brooklyn-based author Claudette Charles says the series aims to be the representation severely lacking in modern literature for Caribbean youth."

#SaintLucia

A report by Alexandra Simon for Caribbean Life. Introducing the Caribbean Junie B. Jones. A new book series highlighting childhood in the Caribbean, from the perspective of a young protagonist is aโ€ฆ

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Our services include but are not limited to:

MULTICULTURAL LITERACY PRODUCTS
โ€ข bilingual English-Haitian Creole early literacy readers
โ€ข bilingual English-Haitian Creole literacy strategies
โ€ข multilingual picture glossaries (Haitian Creole, French, Spanish)
โ€ข multilingual, Common Core-aligned graphic organizers
โ€ข annotated bibliographies of African-American and Caribbean literature for children

SECONDARY AND POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACEMENT
โ€ข education and career options
โ€ข IEP implementation
โ€ข testing accommodations
โ€ข student strength and needs profile
โ€ข targeted school and scholarship list
โ€ข school visits
โ€ข standardized testing and application calendar
โ€ข portfolio and essay development
โ€ข interview preparation
โ€ข scholarship and financial aid application

INCLUSIVE TEACHING
โ€ข reading comprehension and writing
โ€ข lesson planning (differentiation, universal design for learning)
โ€ข IEP development and evaluation
โ€ข multicultural curriculum development
โ€ข standards alignment (State, Common Core)

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Will you be publishing other writers' works as well?
My debut poetry collection was published this weekend! See the comments to read THREE SAMPLE poems from the collection. If you like what you see, let me know! The prices are $9 for print and $5 for digital (you receive IPAD, PDF and Webviewer versions). ***Calling all sororities, college student groups, therapy groups (child sexual abuse, domestic violence, grief counseling), African-descended religious organizations, book clubs, adolescent mentoring programs, English professors---I am available now to schedule poetry readings, discussions, and lectures on any of the themes explored in my work. Kwanzaa and Black History Month are fast approaching, and I'd love to share my poetry with your community group. Peace and blessings :)
I've work with Mrs Kahdeidra Martin-Thelusca hands on during my sons process from Middle School to High School. She worked late night with me to get my son into a great high school.Together we was able to get him in a very good high school . I want to Thank you for helping me in area that I was ignorance in . I wish there was more hands on educator's like you . I Thank you for still following up with his progress and lack of , so you can advise us on what we can do to improve his journey to success. High school , Middle school placement is what you're great at . If you are looking for an advisor Kahdeidra Martin Thelusca is the woman for the job.