Irene Wade interviews Tyrone Givens,best selling author, of The Bennu Project. He discusses how he infuses this science fiction work with historical facts in order to engage and educate readers. He also discusses his passion for community and family and how that has impacted his writings. He is joined in the studio with his wife, two sons and his mentor Valerie Coleman. An awesome interview that reveals the heart of the writer and his passion to impact the lives of readers in a positive way.
Fed up with the stereotypical caricatures used to falsely portray the Black culture, Tyrone Givens is committed to creating heroes and heroines as positive images for our children. To reverse the less-than-flattering qualities that diminish self-esteem, self-worth and cultural value, this master storyteller entertains readers with science fiction plots infused with historical facts often omitted from school curriculum.
Givens, a home-school educator whose high school-aged children are attending college, is a multi-lingual, federally-licensed airplane pilot. The Bennu Project is the culmination of his passions: empowering Black children, accurate depiction of our history, and rebuilding our community.
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