A Life in Words
Even as a young child Dr. Tamecca Rogers would express her feelings through her writing. She developed her storytelling and writing quite a bit since then, but the thrill of language and creation she first discovered as a child has never gone away. Now she has the opportunity to share her love for writing with her 10-year-old son, Keith Ross. The pandemic gave them time to collaborate and write and publish several inspirational children's books, which benefits adults as well. The mother and son duo is enjoying their ability to express themselves and help others at the same time and has no intention of slowing down anytime soon. Get in touch if you’ve got any comments, questions, suggestions, or just want to say hello. Inspire Publishing would be more than happy to hear from you.
Dr. Rogers has written several stories with her ten-year-old son, Keith, including Now You’re It: Journaling to Perseverance, which celebrates the achievements of 35 groundbreaking people of color from the past and present. She also wrote Daddy, Can I Decide?, a picture book about allowing every child to determine their own future, and Mommy May I Be Me?, a story that creates awareness of how young minds develop while encouraging parents to be more open-minded and accepting of their children’s sound decisions.
She also wrote the children’s book Girls Can Be Anything with her eight-year-old cousin London Love. The book looks at the lives of four little girls on Inauguration Day and their reaction to Kamala Harris’ achievement in becoming the first black woman vice president of the United States. Finally, Cornrows: My Hair, My Roots, is a children’s book that details the cultural and historical significance of cornrows and locks in modern American culture.
Authors: Dr. Tamecca Rogers holds a bachelor's degree in psychology, a master's in business administration, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership. Dr. Rogers served five years as a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy and a combined six years as a high school instructor and college enrollment counselor. She has also held adjunct professor positions at multiple postsecondary institutions. Dr. Rogers has worked at Tulsa Technology Center since 2010 and currently holds the position of director of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is the proud mom of Ian, Chazen, and Keith and lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with her family.
Keith Ross is a fifth-grader who loves video games, Beyblades, road trips, modeling, and acting. Keith has his own unique style and dances to his own beat. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with his family.