By: Teresa Whitaker
Nia & the Numbers Game: A Teenager’s Guide to Education, Relationships & Sex by Kela Henry, MD takes a unique approach by combining fiction and facts to both entertain and educate adolescent readers.
The fictional aspect of this book focuses on Nia Ferguson, a young African-American girl. At the outset of Nia’s story, she’s a twelve-year-old adolescent whose parents have just split up. Although her father moves into an apartment nearby, Nia, along with her younger brother, PJ, face some challenges as they adjust to living in both parents’ homes.
- 10:39: After meeting hundreds of African-American, Latina and Asian teenage girls throughout her career, author Dr. Kela Henry was compelled to write a book for teen girls that emphasizes the importance of decisions. Told in narrative form, “Nia & the Numbers Game: A Teenager’s Guide to Education, Relationships & Sex” is what she calls a user-friendly guide for adolescent girls that helps them to learn about the changes occurring in their bodies and how to best navigate the circumstances of their teenage years. Dr. Henry joins us in studio to tell us more.
Nia & the Numbers Game: A Teenager’s Guide to Education, Relationships & Sex
Goodreads review 5 stars!
“The tone of the book is always casual, yet frank and very Judy Blume-esque in its candor. Overall, Nia & the Numbers Game delivers on what it sets out to do: offering frank discussion and invaluable education while entertaining young readers.” read full review
Dr. Kela Henry Announces Release of New Book That Leads Teenage Girls Toward Success: ‘Nia & the Numbers Game’
Part novel, part self-help guide, Dr. Henry teaches teenagers about decision-making
ATLANTA – After meeting hundreds of African-American, Latina and Asian teenage girls throughout her career, author Dr. Kela Henry was compelled to write a book for teen girls that emphasizes the importance of decisions. Told in narrative form, “Nia & the numbers game: A Teenager’s Guide to Education, Relationships & Sex” (published by BTH Creations LLC) is a new user-friendly guide for adolescent girls that helps them to learn about the changes occurring in their bodies and how to best navigate the circumstances of their teenage years.
Readers follow Nia (Swahili for purpose), a typical African-American girl, on her life’s journey. From changes in her body, to the joy of first love, to the pressures to have sex and on top of all that, applying to college, the book explains to readers how everyday choices directly impacts one’s future. Although Nia makes mistakes along the way, Dr. Henry stresses the importance in how Nia considers and thinks about her actions rather than acting impulsively.
Real experiences shape the snapshots into Nia’s life, which act as catalysts for frank discussions about important topics like STDs, pregnancy and trust. 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.
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. “I want my readers to understand they don’t have to compromise their core values in order to have a fulfilled life,” says Henry. “I want young girls to be excited about reading the book and about their lives and all the potential and opportunities ahead. If I can do it, they can do it! It’s about learning to push forward, no matter what.”
“Nia & the Numbers Game”
By Kela Henry, MD
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 204 pages | ISBN 9780999573631
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 204 pages | ISBN 9780999573600
E-Book | 204 pages | ISBN 9780999573617
About the Author
Dr. Kela Henry graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania-Hahnemann School of Medicine in 1999 before returning to her home state of Georgia and completing her residency program at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta. She specializes in family medicine and runs a successful practice in the metro Atlanta area, which is part of the Emory Healthcare System. Dr. Henry is an advocate for all teenage girls with a focus on the African American, Latina and Asian communities. Visit her online at www.drkelahenry.com and for more about the book including excerpts: www.BTHCreations.com. BTH is a new publishing imprint formed by Dr. Kela Henry. The goal 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.
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WITH THE HELP OF SOCIAL MEDIA DR. KELA HENRY OFFERS TO ENCOURAGES
CONSUMERS TO UNDERSTAND OUR WOUNDED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
(Wednesday, March 18, 2015) – Atlanta, Georgia – With the help of social media, doctors are becoming a new variety of media stars and best-selling authors. Residents and visitors alike can see Dr Oz’s image plastered around New York City’s buses and subways. There is a medical revolution in this country and Dr. Kela Henry joined that revolution a year ago when OBAMACARE made history and became the first government subsidized option for United States citizens to acquire and maintain health insurance.
Dr. Henry asked a very simple question to any and all who needed the answer, ”What Can I Do to Help You Better Understand the Affordable Health Care Act?” One big reason she decided to step out into the health media arena was due to her own frustrations with running her practice in the Atlanta, Georgia’s metro area. More and more of her time was spent on the phone with insurance companies and working with her medical assistants on piles of paper work and administrative tasks. She was finding herself with less and less time for appointments with her patients. Dr. Henry remembers, “As a young girl I was naturally motivated to help others and finding ways to make them “feel’ better. I could not wait to begin practicing medicine after I finished my training. Once that occurred and as I built my practice, I realized all the red-tape and bureaucracy that was involved with being a doctor.
Our profession needed a change and with the growth of the internet and social media, patients are now able to express their needs and experiences and they have more choices. There are many resources at their finger tips to help them make educated decisions about their family’s heath. Doctors know how important it is to have a close connection with their patients and there is less of a “blind trust” as doctors and patients both need each other to survive.”
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THE DECLARATION OF AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE
Dr. Kela Henry Asks “What Can I Do to Help You to Understand The Affordable Health Care Act?”
(Tuesday, June 17, 2014) – Atlanta, Georgia’s Dr. Kela Henry is on a mission to explain what she calls “The Chain of Responsibility” so consumers can understand their part in the success of the Affordable Health Care Act. From patients, to doctors, insurers, pharmaceutical companies to hospitals, Dr. Henry believes the success of the ACA must be a joint effort and everyone needs to know their part and be in sync. Dr. Henry shares, “It is a medical partnership that in my opinion, within five years will become the fabric of our country’s health care system once it is truly understood. For me, that begins with patients being 100% clear on the new legislation and all the other medical components being 100% transparent with the patient’s wellness being at the heart of the matter and not the profit or bottom line. We all learned about the Declaration of Independence in school growing up; it was what our country was founded on. It provided us with great foresight into the future and our governing system which remains the best example of “for the people and by the people.” Today we have a chance as a country to make sure as many citizens as possible have health insurance. Dr. Henry believes it is time for consumers to be totally educated about healthcare. Download full release