KISH: Tell us about you.
Sheneka: Sheneka Brown is a native of Miami, Florida and a graduate of Union Institute and University with multiple degrees in Education. She is the mother of two teenage boys, a Reading Coach with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and the host of her own radio talk show on WMBM 1490 AM. Recently, Ms. Brown was awarded the Francisco R. Walker 2021-2022 “Teacher of the Year” for her school. Ms. Brown is also the author of “Dear Little Brown Girl: My Travels Around the World” and “Dear Little Brown Boy: My Time Travel Adventures”. In addition, Ms. Brown is the CEO of Books of Knowledge, LLC., where she writes children’s stories and assists others to become authors.
Ms. Brown has been featured on NBC, Magic Johnson’s network “Aspire TV”, iHeart Radio, Stellar-awarding winning gospel station, “WMBM 1490 AM”, Afroelle Magazine and many more. Brown has had NFL players such as Hall of Fame players, Edgerrin James and Reggie Wayne to read her children’s books and encourage others to read.
KISH: What is your dream and how will accomplishing your dream benefit you and others?
Sheneka: My dream is to write a series of children’s books that will inspire, empower, and motivate children to follow their dreams. My goal is to create books that will encourage students to learn and read the biographies of others who did it before them and facilitate career awareness outside of the norms. My dream will benefit others by inspiring children to pursue their passions and to develop growth mindsets that are essential for their success.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to pursue this dream?
Sheneka: I was inspired by my biological children and the children I teach. I wanted to write books that illustrated and portrayed characters that were relatable while teaching young learners about their history, culture, careers, facts, and biographies that were not provided in schools.
KISH: What challenges have you encountered while pursuing your dream?
Sheneka: The challenges that I have encountered was getting my books published the traditional way through large named publishing companies. I knew that my stories needed to be read so I decided to self-publish my books. Another obstacle I faced was marketing. I had challenges of getting my books the necessary exposure they needed to get into the hands of young learners, organizations, and schools.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to keep pushing regardless of the challenges you’ve encountered?
Sheneka: My pastors and children inspired me to keep pushing regardless of my challenges. They continually reminded me of my dreams and the promises of God daily.
KISH: Please provide final thoughts/advice for others by finishing this sentence… dream.
Sheneka: My advice for others is to keep dreaming until your dreams become a reality and your reality becomes your dream!
Sheneka Brown, M.Ed
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