Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Teen Author JerrKelia L. Bazile

About the Author
JerrKelia L. Bazile, better known as KeeKee. She is a sixteen year old female born in Dallas, Texas at Medical City Hospital. She comes from a well-rounded family, but still far from perfect. She’s the youngest of three children and they get along like best friends. Her mother and father are great supporters of the three children and want nothing but the very best for each. KeeKee is a proud god mother that enjoys spending quality time with her god son.

She is a member of Zion Baptist Church in Rowlett, Texas under the leadership of Pastor Dayvid L. Griggs Jr. She is active in the church youth choir, bible drill team and praise dance ministry. The bible drill team has competed in every National Baptist Training Union and Sunday School Congress competition since 2000 and has always brought home the biggest trophy. She is currently a senior in High School and is expected to graduate in 2010. She was on both the track team and the step team her freshman and sophomore years of high school. Her junior year, she was a varsity cheerleader and is now a senior, still on varsity cheering team. KeeKee’s future plans are to attend a top ranked University and study optometry.

She was motivated to write this book for many different reasons:
  • To share her experience in hopes of helping someone else avoid making the same mistake she did
  • To help bring awareness to the dangers of piercing
  • To spread the importance of education
  • To raise HIV and AIDS awareness among teens
  • Lack of employment during these tough economic times, and the rising unemployment rate
Hobbies: cheerleading, gymnastics, dancing, watching movies, hanging out with friends and shopping.

About the Books
It's rare to find a teenager that has the aspirations to write and publish a book and it certainly wasn't my intentions. But God has his way of guiding His children in the direction that He wants us to go. Now, I can proudly say that I have authored two books and the third one will soon follow. Through my writing and speaking skills, it has helped better the lives of many of my peers and adults as well! The First book I wrote is entitled,The Piercing That Changed My Life! At the young age of 16 years old, I felt compelled to write after I had strayed away from my parental teachings. Now available: My second Book is entitled, The Color of My Skin!

It's based on a true story about a young black teenage female (KeeKee) inspired to be a high school cheerleader at a predominantly white high school, in a predominantly white neighborhood. As a result of being in that environment, I had to constantly battle against the invisible forces of institutional racism. Many of my peers with lesser determination would have surrendered in defeat or at the very lease, retreated to a silent state of discouragement. However, the real message of my book is not to dwell on racism, institutionalized or not, but to elevate the victories over the struggles and obstacles that I faced to become one of the first black varsity cheerleaders at Sachse High, since the opening of its first public school in the early 1900's. 

Visit JerrKelia's website today!

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