BTH Creations is a new book publishing and content company formed by Dr. Kela Henry. The company released its first book Nia & The Numbers Game, A Teenager’s Guide to Education, Relationships & Sex on September 1, 2018. Their first book event was on the same day at Barnes & Noble at The Georgia Mall in Atlanta. Dr. Kela, a respected family practitioner in the area, shattered the store’s record for sales of books by a local author. The goal of the imprint is to inspire and motivate teenage girls to own their education and to find the resources they need to have the life they dream of living, no matter what their circumstances.
“Nia and the Numbers Game: A Teenager’s Guide to Education, Relationships, and Sex” is unlike any other coming-of-age story or guide to growing up. It is a book teenagers will keep on their shelves as they move through life, passing it on between generations as a helpful and timeless companion.
Book Overview: Nia & The Numbers Game
"Nia & the Numbers Game: A Teenager’s Guide to Education, Relationships & Sex", is a book aimed at teenage girls and their parents that chronicles the adventures of its engaging African-American heroine Nia Ferguson through puberty and beyond. Growing up is a confusing, and often lonely experience, and it doesn’t help when it’s nearly impossible to find answers to all our questions. Shining a much-needed light into this darkness is Nia (Swahili for purpose), whose journey to adulthood is wrought with all the struggles of adolescence. Nia’s troubles with her divorced and rule-oriented parents, entering puberty, her relationships with both friends and boyfriends, and her academic ambitions are a lens through which readers can understand their own personal development.
"Nia & the Numbers Game: A Teenager’s Guide to Education, Relationships & Sex" is unlike any other coming-of-age story or guide to growing up. Real experiences shape the snapshots into Nia’s life, which act as catalysts for frank discussions about important topics like STDs, pregnancy, and trust. Author Dr. Kela Henry follows most of the chapters with a “Let’s Talk” section, during which her professional and reassuring voice explains the full context of complex situations and provides facts, medical information, and advice. “I want the audience to know that I am there for them,” writes Dr. Henry, and she does this masterfully. Whether seeking guidance on strict parents, relationships, or furthering education, young people will find this book a comforting friend to which they can turn for information, counsel, and validation.
What People Are Saying . . .
Such great work you are doing and sharing your skills and positive energy with the younger folks who need mentors like you! A person who cares and gives back to the community!!! Go DR. KELA!!!” -KrisMusicLaw
“We would like to thank Dr. Henry for sharing insight with our youth on college preparation and careers in the medical field. Her passion and professionalism shines through. We are thankful for her dedication to the youth.” – Nicole Steele, Diamond In The Rough, Founder & Executive Director
“Dr. Kela Henry is very informative and relevant to middle and high school girls. Her messages to them are clear and concise on education and health issues girls face and how to overcome them! – Tremica Carter, Executive Director, A Kid’s Dream, Inc.
“Dr. Henry is an amazing role model and we appreciate the time she takes to help us all shine a little brighter, not only as women, but as future leaders.”
– Ashlie James & the Atlanta GLOW Family, Founder & Executive Director, Atlanta GLOW , Growing Leadership of Women
“Nia & the Numbers Game is such a straight forward book! As an adult I enjoyed reading it and will recommend it to all my family and friends who are raising daughters. I wish this had been available for me to give to my daughter.” – Maggie Harper
“Because it’s written like a novel you really get to know Nia and feel like she is your friend. You’re glad at the end that she becomes a doctor and gets married because you knew her as a little girl! There are a lot of facts in this book, ranging from health to education such as how to apply for college. It’s a medical book, a storybook and a lifestyle book, especially aimed at the African-American teen, so it’s quite unique.” – Annabelle Troy, writer
“As a father of a daughter, I think it is extremely important to highlight women like Dr. Kela who are strong advocates for teenage girls especially in today’s climate with the social media and dysfunctional reality show culture.” – Ryan McCrary, McCrary Financial Solutions
“Nia & the Numbers Game should be added to the required reading list for every middle school and high school student. I absolutely loved reading this book. It covers issues that teenage girls experience with such an intelligent and nurturing tone. After reading the first chapter, I said to myself, “This is brilliant!!!” I kept reading and before I knew it, I had completed Chapter 8. This will be the book that young ladies refer to again and again about things that are going on in their lives. It will also be the book that parents, teachers, care givers, aunts, etc. reach for when they need reinforcement and guidance.” – T. Miller
“I just finished your book and it is excellent. I couldn’t put it down. I think it should be required reading for all schools.” – E. Hurt