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Nia & the Numbers Game: A Teenager's Guide to Education, Relationships & Sex
BTH Creations, LLC is proud to announce their debut book release NIA & THE NUMBERS GAME, A Teenager’s Guide to Education, Relationships & Sex. The book is aimed at teenage girls and their parents, and it chronicles the adventures of its engaging African-American heroine Nia Ferguson through puberty and beyond. Written by Dr. Kela Henry, an Atlanta family physician, the book is designed as a user-friendly guide for the adolescent girl, to help her learn about the changes occurring in her body as well as how to navigate social rites of passage. The writing is sensitive with realistic dialogue. Embracing diversity, the character of Nia is an inspiring heroine with whom girls of many different backgrounds will identify. Nia & the Numbers Game is a unique combination of fact and fiction. Written with the rich detail of a novel, the story follows Nia’s progress from a girl in middle school to college, then to medical school and then becoming a young doctor. Eleven of the thirteen chapters end with a Let’s Talk section encouraging young readers to discuss the subject matter with an adult they trust and offering ways to learn more about such important topics as STD prevention, birth control, and applying for scholarships. Throughout the book there are tables and graphs, true and false questions and worksheets that make it easy for young readers to engage with the subject matter in direct and meaningful ways. Nia & the Numbers Game is comparable to several influential titles targeting teen girls. To give a sense of the potential impact of Nia & the Numbers Game, it can be compared to Judy Blume’s enduring classic Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret. (To date the novels of Judy Blume have proven their popularity, having sold over 82 million copies and been translated into 31 languages.) Nia & the Numbers Game reflects the voice of black adolescence similar to I Am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose, and #bethatgirl by motivational author/speaker Alexis Jones. Like its nonfiction counterpart The Care and Keeping of You by Valerie R. Schaefer and Dr. Cara Natterson, which to date has a sales figure of over 196,000 copies, Dr. Henry’s Nia & the Numbers Game relays topical and realistic information while uniquely incorporating heartwarming fictional elements.