Friday, April 29, 2011

Pump Up Your Book blog tour: Is My Kid Stupid? Avoiding an Educational Disaster

By Nzingha West

From the back of the book:

Is My Kid Stupid reveals the unmitigated truth about special education, and parental involvement. Is My Kid Stupid is a must read for any parent, or friend of a parent, or relative of a parent. Is My Kid Stupid teaches parents how to: choose the best practitioner for their child, approach the school when you want something done, receive a free private school education for your child courtesy of the state …

About the author:

Nzingha West was born and raised in New York City, where she still lives and works. A teacher, her passion is working with children and helping families provide the education their children are entitled to.

After working with the American Museum of Natural History, Frederick Douglass Academy in New York, The City College of New York (CUNY), The Learning Annex, Harlem Children’s Zone and others, she saw the need for special educators to help children who have learning disabilities. In 2005, she started Urbane Academics to provide education for all types of students, no matter their level of intelligence or creativity.
West takes a tremendous amount of pride in the work she does and is committed to a fair education for all children no matter their age or capability. She is also a member of the Council for Exception Children and the International Dyslexia Association.

You can visit Nzingha West’s website at or

Just my opinion:

There is so much information packed into this book. Designed to answer all your questions, you will certainly find it helpful if you or someone you love has a child with dyslexia, autism, ADHD or any of the other common learning disabilities.

I will admit, I was particularly interested in this book when I agreed to review it and take part in the Pump Up Your Book blog tour. I know several parents with children who need a little extra help. And no, they certainly ARE NOT stupid. They just have issues that mean they need to maybe learn a little differently than children without learning disabilities. It’s not a bad thing and it should never be a stigma for any parent or child. It just means parents have to do a bit more work to ensure their children will have successful and enriching lives.

I was particularly impressed with the resources this author provides these parents. She presents her suggestions in a very heartwarming way, letting you know she wrote this book because she truly wants to help any and all children get the education they deserve. And at the end of each chapter, she asks poignant questions of the reader and provides space to write your answers and notes.

This is definitely one of the most useful self-help books I’ve seen in a long time!

If you are interested in information about purchasing this book, try this link. To follow this tour, visit Pump Up Your Book.

1 comment:

Julie @ Read Handed said...

What a fantastic resource. I'm interested in any book about education or education policy and this one sounds like a treasure. Thanks for sharing!