Dr. Kela Henry and her bookcover
*Atlanta, GA — After meeting hundreds of African-American, Latina and Asian teenage girls throughout her career, author Dr. Kela Henry was compelled to write a book for teen girls that emphasizes the importance of decisions. Told in narrative form, Nia & The Numbers Game: A Teenager’s Guide to Education, Relationships & Sex (published by BTH Creations LLC and Lulu) is a new user-friendly guide for adolescent girls that helps them to learn about the changes occurring in their bodies and how to best navigate the circumstances of their teenage years.
Readers follow Nia (Swahili for purpose), a typical African-American girl, on her lifes journey. From changes in her body, to the joy of first love, to the pressures to have sex and on top of all that, applying to college, the book explains to readers how everyday choices directly impacts one’s future. Although Nia makes mistakes along the way, Dr. Henry stresses the importance in how Nia considers and thinks about her actions rather than acting impulsively.
Real experiences shape the snapshots into Nia’s life, which act as catalysts for frank discussions about important topics like STDs, pregnancy and trust. Henry follows most of the chapters with a “Let’s Talk” section, during which her professional and reassuring voice explains the full context of complex situations and provides facts, medical information and advice.
Whether seeking guidance on strict parents, relationships or furthering education, young people will find this book a comforting friend to which they can turn for information, counsel and validation. “I want my readers to understand they don’t have to compromise their core values in order to have a fulfilled life,” says Henry. “I want young girls to be excited about reading the book and about their lives and all the potential and opportunities ahead. If I can do it, they can do it! It’s about learning to push forward, no matter what.”
Nia & the Numbers Game By Kela Henry, MD
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 204 pages | ISBN 9780999573600: $13.99
E-Book | 204 pages | ISBN 9780999573617: $8.99
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 204 pages | ISBN 9780999573631: $26.99
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble and BTH Creations LLC
About the Author:
Dr. Kela Henry graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania-Hahnemann School of Medicine in 1999 before returning to her home state of Georgia and completing her residency program at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta. She specializes in family medicine and runs a successful practice in the metro Atlanta area, which is part of the Emory Healthcare System. Dr. Henry is an advocate for all teenage girls with a focus on the African American, Latina and Asian communities. Visit her online at www.DrKelaHenry.com and for more about the book including excerpts and to purchase Nia & The Numbers Game: A Teenager’s Guide to Education, Relationships & Sex, visit: www.BTHCreations.com
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* Check out Rose Scott and Dr. Kela discussing Nia & The Numbers Game on Atlanta’s NPR, WABE’s “Closer Look”: Click here.
* What Readers Are Saying: Click here.
* “The tone of the book is always casual, yet frank and very Judy Blume-esque in its candor.” Read the full editorial review: Click here.