Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Nakeyia Jones  

Pen Name: 

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult; Children;

Born: Bronx, NY

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Illinois Connection

Jones lives in the Beverly Area of Chicago. She has taught middle school and high school in Charter Schools in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Nakeyia Jones is an author, publisher and professional speaker that was born and raised in the Bronx, NY with her mother, father, and two brothers. She moved to Illinois in August 2010, when she married her husband, Justin who was born and raised in Chicago. Jones has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Oglala Lakota College, and a Master's Degree in Secondary Education from American College of Education. She has worked within both industries for over 20 years. In 2018, she left teaching to pursue writing full time. As a full time author, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and enjoying foods from different cultures. Nakeyia runs a publishing company Uniquely Purposed Publishing that encourages children, teens and adults to tell their story. Her life's work is dedicated to encouraging young people to read and make literacy the norm for all children, everywhere.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: No.

Selected Titles At Your Library

African American Inventors Coloring and Hidden Picture Book
ISBN: B08WJZ81FF. OCLC Number:

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Butterfly Journal: Notebook, Journal Pages, Perfect for Students, Kids and Adults
ISBN: B08ZQDK148. OCLC Number:

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Colors with Korey & Kamiyah
ISBN: B093RPTGH3. OCLC Number:

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Community of Dads
ISBN: B08BDY61B3. OCLC Number:

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Counting with Korey & Kamiyah
ISBN: 164871174X. OCLC Number:

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DING! When reality calls you answer

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Gertrude's Grueling Garden

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Hidden Alphabet with Korey & Kamiyah
ISBN: B095V9FCRR. OCLC Number:

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Karma Kashouts
ISBN: 1637906846. OCLC Number:

Uniquely Purposed LLC (. .

Magical Mrs. Holland
ISBN: B08W7SHBG6. OCLC Number:

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Silent Call to a Bright Future
ISBN: 163732801X. OCLC Number:

Uniquely Published. .

Super Spots
ISBN: 1943343063. OCLC Number: 1261645454

Heavenly Enterprises Midwest. .

Nia is excited and ready for a brand new school year. Over the summer, she found out she had a rare skin condition, but she does not let that stop her joy of becoming a second grader. She loves to create songs that rhyme in her head to help her deal with anything she is facing or must get done. On the first day of school, there is show-and-tell. She wants to bring something new, fun, and exciting but has a hard time making a choice. What should Nia bring? Read and enjoy the adventure on Nia's first day--Page 4 of cover.

Word Find Fun
ISBN: B086B9V1Y1. OCLC Number:

Independently Published. .