NYC DOE is the largest market in the United States of America. (For comparison, the Chicago Department of Education is the second largest market in the United States of America). Additionally, it is a very difficult market to access due to its rigorous and arduous vetting/application process.
That said, as per the adage if you can make it in New York you can make it anywhere. Literally, the adage is applicable to my current situation. For example, in most other cities, I will not need to partner with a designated trade book vendor. And being approved by NYC DOE will be a significant selling point to other cities’ DOE.
Despite the preceding great news, I will have to create a marketing plan to target all the high schools in New York City. I already have a commitment from a high school in Queens, New York. And I will be meeting with another high school next week.
More importantly, Afrika’s Struggle: His Experiential Journey is assigned a Lexile reading level.
Moreover, I wish to acknowledge my friend and colleague, Dr. Eartha Simpson, for assisting me during the process.
And one more thing, you don’t have to be a high schooler to enjoy reading Afrika’s Struggle: His Experiential Journey.