Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Xernona Woods  

Pen Name: Xernona Tolita Woods, Xernona T. Woods


Audience: Children;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Woods is a native Chicagoan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Xernona Woods is children's book author of ''Save That Penny For A Sunny Day,'' partner of Chicago's Federal Reserve Bank Money Smart Week, partner Chicago Public Schools, member of Jumpstart Coalition and Chicago Public School Principal of the Year 2010 and Award Recipient of Ariel Capital Investments and WVON Chicago's Top 40 Game Changer. ''Save That Penny For A Sunny Day'', is a children's book that educates elementary and middle school youth about entrepreneurship, finances, and budgeting. It has been implemented within Chicago Public Libraries and throughout Chicago Public Schools.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Save That Penny For A Sunny Day- Classroom Activities & Lesson Plans Book
ISBN: 0982388624

Woods Enterprise. 2010

Save That Penny For A Sunny Day Classroom and Lesson Plan book offers interactive and fun learning activities that compliments real life financial situations that will enhance your child's growth to become financially savvy.

Save That Penny For A Sunny Day (Volume 1)
ISBN: 0982388608

Xernona Woods. 2012

Secretary of State and State Librarian Recommended children book " Save That Penny For A Sunny Day", educates, inspires and introduces youth to understanding entrepreneuership, finances, and budgeting to promote financially healthy youth for generations to come.

I am not a bully self empowerment workbook
ISBN: 0982388640

Xernona Woods. 2013

Secretary of State and State Librarian Recommended Author of “Save That Penny For A Sunny Day”, Xernona Woods created “I Am Not A Bully”, Prevention & Awareness Kit to further youth enrichment and understanding how to resolve the national epidemic of bullying within their school’s climate,culture and community. Xernona is the Director & Playwright of the educational play “Bully The Hip-Hop Musical” brings the reality of the riveting and horrendous experience of youth across the nation to the stage. It is with excitement and pleasure that the innovative, interactive and riveting “Bully The Hip-Hop Musical” be introduced to students, parents, and educators globally to connect with the emotional stress of both bully and victim.

I Am Not A Bully Lesson Plan Book
ISBN: 0982388632

Xernona Woods. 2013

I AM Not A Bully Lesson Plan book supports parents teachers, and youth organizations by providing supplemental enrichment that will engage students to learn and understand the effects of bullying and how they can play a role to prevent bullying within their schools and community abroad. The I AM Not A Bully lesson plan book offers powerful lessons that challenge individuals to utilize their critical thinking skills.

Speaking Engagements

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