ABOUT LEGACY OF NEGASI
Legacy of Negasi (LoN), (Knee-GAH-SEE), translates from Ethiopian origins to “Royalty” or “He will wear a crown.”
We are a Black-owned Publishing house out of Wichita, Kansas; Authors of Children’s Books; Organizers and Advocates for promoting a positive image of the black family through Early childhood education and learning.
WHAT IS OUR MISSION STATEMENT?
Through a method of rhythm, rhyme and repetition in our books and learning rhymes, we aim to make reading/ learning FUN and EXCITING from its foundation!
LoN aims to provide ALL children with proper representation of the black/brown family by writing and publishing stories that reflect us outside of oppression, outside of poverty, and outside of crime.
WHY ARE WE NECESSARY?
Statistics tell us that black boys can’t read. The only way to improve reading skills is to read. The best way to get someone to read is appeal to the person by identity or interest.
Our answer is to provide proper representation of self and cultural experiences, we tailer learning to fit the audience- we show black children flying without a ball, we assert that black children are KING outside of music and sports, we show black children simply being children, and we show black children who dream.
HOW ARE WE UNIQUE?
LoN is a publishing company that creates children’s books for EVERY child however, through portrayal, each story incites the imagination of our children through representation.
Not only is LoN a Black-owned publishing house, we also provide teaching mechanisms through action, art and creative ways to elevate our children into the future.