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Linda Odom-Jones

Born: in New Orleans, Louisiana
Connection to Illinois: Odom-Jones currently resides in Chicago.

Biography: Linda Odom is a wife, mother, and grandmother and great grandmother who's concerned about the well-being and mindset of children of all ages. She was inspired to write this book and create "A Positive Note" because she wanted to create characters that would appeal to younger children whose thought patterns are in early development. Linda studied Business at Jackson State University and Mass Communications at Kennedy King College in Chicago.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children


Selected Titles

A Positive Note - Volume I
ISBN: 1719107904 OCLC: 1137168464

2018 2018

A Positive Note is more than a children’s book. It is educational and an introduction to a character who goes by the name of “Positive Note.” Positive Note is a warm hearted fuzzy red character (musical note) from the beautiful and colorful “Land of Positivity.” In the Land of Positivity, everyone and everything are always positive and happy. Negativity is not an option. A Positive Note allows children to experience the love and concern of Positive Note. He goes to the World of Kids and encourages them to think, act and stay positive. Whether this book is read to a child or if they read it to themselves, they will experience something that is very familiar to them in their own personal daily lives. One of the most important parts of this book is the use of the word positive in the title of the book and as the name of the main character. This is done in order to influence the children to use the word positive as a part of their regular daily vocabulary. To help the children understand the educational part of A Positive Note, a Teacher’s Guide is attached. But to bring the book to a special happy ending, the words of a happy, positive song, also entitled “A Positive Note,” are printed in the back. They can download the song and have a fun filled sing along. I welcome you to an experience of a lifetime from “The Land of Positivity” in “A Positive Note.”