This is the Paperback version of the book Malik’s BIG Dream which follows Malik though his first day at Thomasville Elementary School as he’s bullied and ridiculed. He learns courage from Dr. Martin Luther King a series of dreams, empowering readers in five core areas: anti-bullying, courage, positive self-image, critical thinking and mentorship.
This is the Paperback version of the book Malik’s BIG Dream which follows Malik through his first day at Thomasville Elementary School as he’s bullied and ridiculed. He learns courage from Dr. Martin Luther King through a series of dreams, empowering readers in five core areas: anti-bullying, courage, positive self-image, critical thinking and mentorship.
This book takes readers on a relevant and historical journey, then challenges them to take what they have learned about courage to finish the book. Yes! Readers have the opportunity to finish the book, sharing their thoughts on how Malik will use his new courage to overcome bullying and enter their conclusion into the Malik’s BIG Dream Writers Contest.
This book is dedicated to the DREAMER. To the kid who thought they were lost. To the student who is made fun of by peers.
About the Author
LaMarqué D. Ward Sr. is a dedicated educator, speaker, author, trainer and Dream Building coach with a zest for greatness that is contagious. He is a captivating leader whose charismatic speeches influence students and professionals alike. Through profound insight, LaMarqué engages his audience by reaching common ground with others. His passion for junior and senior high school students is infectious—and he has created a guide to prove that he stands behind this passion. His first book, Competing as a Lifestyle You vs. You, A Students Guide to Greatness has been successfully received. Even greater results are expected from his sophomore manuscript Dream Building for Parents and his first children’s book Malik’s Big Dream. His natural ability to connect with youth from any background gives him the ability to break through to participants during his seminars and trainings. His life experiences give him a unique credibility with students and staff—his genuineness comes across as he speaks and trains. He is an expert in tuning into the needs of others by breaking down barriers in cultures that ordinarily hinder results. He shares his life in the form of practical wisdom that is easily translated to his audience. He does so by letting his audience know that, although his road was not easy, he did not let any barrier get in his way. He turned every barrier into a teachable moment and these experiences, coupled with his academic achievements, have propelled him to a dynamic level of insight and wisdom. He has lead successful at-risk youth efforts in the Greater Cincinnati area (Cincinnati Public Schools A2S/A2E and Winton Woods School District) by providing expert level leadership development and coaching for staff. He also created several student interventions that focus on social and emotional learning for students. LaMarqué has taught, trained and managed at Cincinnati Job Corps over a nine year period where he fostered skills that turned him into a high-level communicator, an effective team builder, and an influencer of culture. LaMarqué holds an Associate of Arts degree from South Plains College, a Bachelors of Arts degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Ministries from Faith Theological Seminary, Master of Education from the University of Phoenix and is a John Maxwell Team Certified coach, trainer and speaker.