Keep It Pushin’ Productions is addressing the issue of the reading problem in America with the Urban Fiction, “Heavy in the Game” by J. Love.
Los Angeles, California – October 14, 2009 – According to the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), 60 percent of America's prison inmates are illiterate and 85% of all juvenile offenders have reading problems. Also, 44 million adults in the U.S. can't read well enough to read a simple story to a child. Keep It Pushin’ Productions objective is to diminish the percentages of these statistics.
Heavy in the Game is a novel that is based on true events and J. Love’s real experiences in the streets of south-central Los Angeles. Being that the story has a significant connection between generations, “Heavy in the Game” is certain to bridge the gap in communications along with sending a positive message in the discussions that will be sure to come from the different scenes in the novel. J. Love says, “This book is one that both the parents and their teens can share. I have received lots of e-mails from parents stating that they enjoyed the book along with their teenage son or daughter.” This is a definite plus when introducing reading in the life of a teenager. A special education teacher, Deidra Bowen says, “When a child witnesses their parent reading, they will more than likely have a tendency to also want to read.” Approximately 50 percent of the nation's unemployed youth age 16-21 are functional illiterate, with virtually no prospects of obtaining good jobs. This is a serious issue that is being overlooked in many parts of our country and sections of our community. Reading affects the outcome of many stages in life which makes reading very important.
While this novel is only suitable for ages 15 and up, Keep It Pushin’ Productions is working hard on soon releasing a series of books for a younger group to begin the process of reducing the reading problem that exist in America. We all must be held responsible in order to make a difference. For more information, please visit our website at www.jlovebooks.com.
Keep It Pushin' Productions would like to create an avenue for the youth to become authors, poets, editors, and screenwriters. In addition, our goal is to be a part of bringing forth a generation of visionaries, thinkers, and great writers.
Keep It Pushin’ Productions
P.O. Box 56738
Los Angeles, CA 90056
Phone (323) 216-0779