Our school was fortunate enough to host Author Ke'Shawn Alexander to kick off Black History Month. From the moment he began speaking, it was evident that he had a deep knowledge and appreciation for the significant contributions of African American inventors throughout history. Ke'Shawn's presentation captured the attention of our diverse audience, including students in grades 3-5. The presentation served as a powerful reminder that innovation knows no boundaries and that every student, regardless of background, has the potential to make a significant impact. The impact of Ke'Shawn's visit extended beyond the event itself. Our students were inspired to delve deeper into his book and learn more about African American Inventors and enter an essay contest sponsored by the school. This sparked a newfound interest in history, science, and the intersection of the two. I wholeheartedly recommend Ke'Shawn Alexander and his book, Black Inventor Alphabet, to any institution seeking an enriching and inspiring experience for their students during Black History Month or beyond.

-Stephanie Willis, Assistant Principal of Snipes Academy