Rodney Jordan Author Talk: 'Tired of Being Black'

Northwest One Library

Rodney Jordan Author Talk: 'Tired of Being Black'

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, 6 p.m.

Join us at Northwest One Neighborhood Library for an author talk and book discussion of Rodney Jordan’s book Tired of Being Black, which offers a fresh perspective on the struggles and stereotypes of the black race from a man who personified most of them.

Jordan turned his life around and became a public school teacher, a basketball coach, and a positive role model to hundreds of students and athletes. In his book, Jordan draws heavily from his experiences growing up in an urban black neighborhood largely defined by gunshots, violence, stolen cars, teen pregnancy and welfare.
 
Rodney Jordan earned a master's degree in new professional studies from George Mason University and a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies from Norfolk State University. Originally from Norfolk, Va., Rodney now lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area, where he is a sixth-grade math teacher. He has also taught fourth- and sixth-grade reading, writing and history in his current school district and eighth-grade math in New York City.

Jordan is also the author of his latest released book, From the Heart of A Teacher,  a book which addresses the missteps in today’s education system, all from the perspective an on-the-ground soldier in the battle for equal and better education for today’s youth.