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Being One: High school, the next frontier. Volume #1

On Wednesday, September 4th, 1996, it is the first day of high school for Timberly, Barry, Stefania, Zaurah and Latrice in New York City. All come from various backgrounds that includes the regions of the Carribean, Italy and the North Southern region of America that would add into the melting pot of their school.  Yet, who said it would be easy? Stereotypes and prejudices arise even in one's family: Zaurah as a Rastafarian can attest to this. It may not be depicted now, but this book is the beginning of a Christian series. Under God's eyes, we are all one blood.
 Being One: No more BANANAS! Volume #2  Coming soon  in 2008.

Tami Brady- TCM reviews


High school. Everything seems to change once you walk though those doors. People suddenly notice that you are different. Dear friends have falling outs and go their separate ways. Everyone is trying to figure out who they are, where they came from, and who they want to be. It’s an amazing time but it is also filled with chaos and confusion.

Being One explores the lives of a group of teenagers as they enter high school. These individuals explore a myriad of topics ranging from friendship and family through spirituality and cultural values to the daily school grind and their futures.

There were several things that I thought make this book stand out from other coming of age stories. Firstly, the text is primarily narrative. Thus, the stories of these young people are told by them in their own words, one teen to another. Unlike some narratives, I didn’t find the text slow or bogged down with unwieldy conversations. The realistic feeling conversations flowed quite well.

Dawny Ruby- Mahogany Book Club

 Being One: No One is Like No Other
4 stars

I enjoyed this novel. It centers around a group of teenagers growing up in New York City that are entering their first year in high school. It took me back in time. I could remember the pressures and issues of high school. I found the characters well defined. What sets this novel apart from other youth fiction is that the characters are mostly West Indian and that involves another whole set of issues for these teenagers to deal with. Being One, is the beginning of a fresh new series, slightly Christian based. I recommend this new series for young adults. I feel they will enjoy this novel and can relate to the problems these characters come across.

Authors Bio

                As a youngster and daughter of Jamaican immigrants,  Isabis always enjoyed writing and the arts and wants to continue to make her work to reflect a piece of her culture. The name Isabis intentionally describes the content of the series, which is something beautiful. Moreover, the pseudonym is used to describe the process of being used as a vessel through writing and illustrating. It is Isabis’s best intention to serve those in need and to extol God as a result through her talents.

                Isabis is currently pursuing her Master’s of Arts degree in Counselor Education. She received her bachelor’s in Psychology and Art at Rutgers University. She currently lives in Central Jersey and would like to move back to New York City,when she is finished with her education.


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P.O. Box 43, Kendall Park, NJ 08824


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Again, thank you for your support for the continued success of this anticipated developing Christian fiction series for teens and young adults of color and everyone under the rainbow! If you have any comments or suggestions, regarding this website or other services affliated, please feel free to email me at the address provided above. Thank you!!!



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