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Discover the World of Aaron Braxton: Award-Winning Writer & Creative Dynamo 

 

Welcome to the captivating universe of African American writer, actor, singer, Aaron Braxton; a true luminary in the world of storytelling. As one of the industry's "Writers to Watch," his artistic talent knows no bounds. Explore the realm of A.K.B. COMMUNICATION, a powerhouse Creative Arts, Services, and Self-Publishing Company where magic truly happens. 

From groundbreaking screenplays to riveting television pilots, gripping books, and soulful stage plays, Aaron has redefined storytelling. With numerous national and international awards adorning his name, he is a trailblazer, weaving tales that resonate deeply within the rich tapestry of African American experiences, blending passion, humor, introspection, and pure entertainment. 

Hailing from Roxbury, Mass, and armed with a BA from San Diego State University and a MA from the University of Southern California, Aaron brings a fresh perspective to a literary landscape often marred by stereotypes and ethno-cliches. He's on a mission to rewrite the narrative, championing equitable literacy, mental health, diversity, and social issues, all while infusing truth and dignity into the lives of people of color. His narratives are a tapestry of compelling stories featuring resilient, layered characters that defy odds, provoke paradigm shifts, and paint vivid emotional settings. 

Beyond the pen, Aaron Braxton is a top-tier acting coach, director, and teacher. He guides actors to unlock their inner selves and embody characters with authenticity and empathy, elevating every audition and performance.

Ready to embark on your own publishing journey? Trust A.K.B. COMMUNICATION to make you a professional author while keeping 100% of your rights and royalties. Affordable packages starting at $599 can be your ticket to success.

For more details, reach out to him at AKBraxton@gmail.com and let the world witness your story. 

 

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Jesse and the Caterpillar Who Got Its Wings

 

By award-winning writer Aaron Braxton

 

A deeply moving coming-of-age novel about a precocious African American boy searching for greatness

Jesse is a rambunctious 10-year-old, fifth-grader with a big imagination and an even bigger heart. But he's also a loner, struggling to find his place in the world. When he meets Khalilah, the beautiful and popular girl of his dreams, he finally feels like he's found his soulmate, but tragedy strikes, and Jesse's world is turned upside down.

Through the metaphor of a caterpillar's metamorphosis, Jesse learns about life, love, and faith. He discovers that even in the darkest times, there is always hope for a brighter future.

Jesse is a hero for all times, ages, and cultures. He proves that when there's greatness inside you, no one can say you can't fly?

What critics are saying:

  • "The book is so pure," says Hollywood Writer/Dir., Tim Chey, "I read it in ONE sitting and absolutely LOVED IT! It's as fascinating as it is valuable."

  • "Finally an African American author has the insight to write about the emotional challenges and depth of young African American males! This book is brilliant!" Westley Blake, Middle School Teacher

  • "I loved this much needed book! I saw myself in Jesse in so many ways. Every boy in America should read this book!" Michael Williams, CA Science Center

 

Jesse and the Caterpillar Who Got Its Wings is a must-read for anyone who has ever felt lost or alone. It is a story about finding your greatness and embracing the power within.

*Academic Language and Common Core Standards aligned.

 

**Also available in Ebook, Audiobook and Large Print formats!

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JESSE and the CATERPILLAR WHO GOT ITS WINGS explores themes of self-esteem, friendship, family, heartbreak, hope, life and loss––while still maintaining a greater sense of humor and a deeper sense of purpose.

 

"I wrote this novel to represent the inner hopes, dreams and aspirations of African American boys and other kids of color, who, all too often, do not see themselves fully actualized in literature. There are a lot of books that tell amazing stories. Unfortunately, many of them use African American characters as afterthoughts and do not involve the emotionally, complex, subconscious minds of kids from diverse communities. I was inspired to change that narrative in meaningful and authentic way. Jesse does just that."

            **SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS AND EDUCATORS

Infused with Academic Language and aligned with Common Core Standards, the book utilizes real-world connections to assist children in mastering the language necessary to successfully engage in school. Although mastering Academic Language is challenging for many children, it is especially challenging for children of diverse communities who may experience limited exposure outside the classroom.

This can also be challenging for parents who may sometimes feel unsure of what reading materials are engaging, meaningful, and professionally aligned with Common Core Standards.

 

Immersed with Academic Language, this book is as relevant as it is important in building self-esteem and allowing both boys and girls the opportunity to recognize their own true greatness. It's a modern release with the timeless beauty of a classic.

JESSE and the CATERPILLAR WHO GOT ITS WINGS, seeks to break down barriers by leveling the playing field so that all children have the opportunity to read about diverse groups of people. It also seeks to expose the essential pedagogical language necessary for their success.

 

By giving children the opportunity and tools necessary to make authentic connections from the comfort and protection of their own home, environment or classroom, this book becomes a valuable resource for teachers, parents, and those who homeschool their kids.

“...gives you the ability to reach higher ground and keep climbing. Gave me hope and showed there were possibilities in life.”

Oprah Winfrey

 

This is one of the most powerful and well-written books that I've ever read. It provokes deeper thought, many questions, and more ponderings on the nature of teen life...especially the real lives of many African American boys...Jesse reminds me of  Charlie Brown...Great Book! More people need to know about you!

–M. Williams, California Science Center

I read this book to my 5th grade students and they absolutely loved it! Before I knew it, many had gone out and purchased it themselves. I especially like that he put a lot of academic language in the book, which is much needed by my students. Thank you Mr. Braxton for getting my students interested in reading again! It's one of top 10 Best Children's books I've ever read!

–S. Martin, Elementary School Teacher

I read your book in one sitting and absolutely LOVED IT! The book is so pure. I even cried at the end!

-T. Chey, Hollywood Dir/Writer

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