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Adra Young is a native of Gary, Indiana. She is an Acting Coach, Actress, and Educator. Graduating from Roosevelt High School in Gary, Indiana in 1990. Young was accepted and attended the prestigious Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. Majoring in Education, she took her first shot at acting on university's campus. Receiving her Bachelors Degree in Education,Ms. Young has dedicated over seventeen years of service as a teacher to the youth of Detroit, Michigan. Obtaining her Masters Degree from the University of Detroit in 1999, she majored in Education Administration. In 2005, Ms. Young wrote her first acting and socialization guide for the youth titled, The Everyday Living of Children and Teens Monologues.
Venturing off into the world of business in 2006, Ms. Young created ARDANNYL. ARDANNYL is an after school performing arts company that provides acting, singing,and dance, art, and creative writing to youngsters five days a week. Her second book, The Everyday Living of Children and Teens Monologues Volume II is a sequel to the first. Modeling the same concept as the first, Volume II is a realistic testament of the dilemmas and situations that today's youth have been exposed to.
In 2009, Ms. Young paired up with author,Arts and Community activist Ms. Tracie Christian to create the Live Ladies of Literature Movement. On a mission to positively get the South East Region of Michigan back in stride, they provided exciting, and refreshing new events for adults and children desiring to participate in the artistic arena.
Towards the later part of 2009, Young became the socialization skills provider for the Detroit Impact Center in Detroit. Her third book, The Misfits, is scheduled to be released in 2013.
Tracie E. Christian
on July 08, 2013 :
An entertaining and intriguing look into the affects of bullying on our youth. Adra Young has created a good read with a dual purpose. First, to inform youth that they are not alone in dealing with being the object ridicule. Second, this book provides a means for parents to re-connect with their children and allows them to live "a day in the life" of a modern day pre-teen. This book is funny, realistic and pro-active in providing logical ways to deal with bullying personally, as well as, at large via schools, community centers, churches and the like. Kudos on the first fictional literary effort for Children's Author, Adra Young! I recommend this book for Parents and Teens to read TOGETHER! It's Book for building better communities through empowering our youth!
(reviewed long after purchase)
on May 27, 2013 :
A great quick read from someone who has worked in the education field for most of her adult life! An excellent insider's view and reference source for the terrors your child faces when the schoolhouse door swings shut behind them! -WL Bush 5/27/13
(reviewed the day of purchase)