Author Jamille Rogers Thomas, Susan Blue and the book illustrator, Monica Garcia

Jamille Rogers Thomas Releases Children’s Book

Conway Institute of Music

Jamille Rogers Thomas releases  Be Kind. Be Brave. Be a Hero. 

Using kindness to overcome adversity is definitely what the world could use more of these days.  Arkansas author, Jamille Rogers Thomas, recently released a new children’s book entitled:  Be Kind. Be Brave. Be a Hero.  The story walks through the young life of an African-American male baby boomer; who with strong family values, manages to overcome negative integration and bullying experiences.

Cover of the book
Cover of the book

Jamille is a change agent.  A veteran elementary educator and media specialist, she has worked to build a diverse collection of interest to teachers, students, and families.  As the founder and director of The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Club in Conway, AR, she knows firsthand the impact literature can have on the lives of young males.  In hopes of shrinking the achievement gap between boys and girls, she continues to seek out books that grab the interest of 21st Century male children.

In 2016, Jamille became the first Arkansan recognized by the American Library Association for her professional efforts in the Conway Public School District.  She has been recognized by Governor Asa Hutchinson; and presented with an Arkansas House of Representatives Citation honoring her service.  Jamille has also been featured in the School Library Journal as a local hero committed to furthering equity in schools and community through literacy.

Jamille has traveled to various schools sharing her effective strategies and was a special guest at the 2018 Texas Library Association State Conference.  In and out of the classroom, she has a contagious enthusiasm for helping male students be successful.  With her book, Be Kind.  Be Brave.  Be a Hero., she is able to spread her message of hope and inspire her readers to overcome adversity through kindness.

Be Kind. Be Brave. Be a Hero.
BOOK SIGNING                                                                                 
Saturday – August 4, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.
Faulkner Co. Library at 1900 Tyler St.  | Conway

Jamille cordially invites all lovers of books to attend and join the Be Kind. Be Brave. Be a Hero. celebration!  Jamille and illustrator – Monica Garcia will share exciting contributions and highlights, followed by an autograph and photo session with guests.

Be Kind. Be Brave. Be a Hero.  is available online through Amazon at

Note: The featured image- Author Jamille Rogers Thomas, Susan Blue, Jamille’s Kindergarten teacher, and the book illustrator, Monica Garcia


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