Dr. Tererai Trent's incredible journey inspired Oprah Winfrey to help her build schools in Africa.  Now kids around the globe will see her story of determination and triumph come to life through a powerful animated production. The book and Dr. Trent's message are transforming lives and inspiring youth to dream all over the world.    There's nothing more powerful than knowledge and wisdom and the courage to use it.


Masterfully crafted by Jan Spivey Gilchrist and Kelley Powell Barcellona, ‘Secrets of the Seven Stars: Elly’s Awakening’ merges a fantastical adventure seven continents with an inspirational showcase of the true power of family and friends.  This will be a made for TV movie.


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Inspired by world reknowned illustrator/author, Dr. Jan Spivey Gilchrist, UBUNTU TV is a 30-minute animated TV show series targeting children, adolescence youth, young adults, mature adults, and families. The series will captivate audiences with stories that inspire and empower people of all ages to embrace the meaning of the word UBUNTU.  It also connotes an identity that promotes self-discovery and confidence.  The messaging will elevate the theme and emphasize our world is enriched with people of all races who in their own authentic way; make the world a better place.  The series will be a bonding and binding agent for healthy living.   Dr. Gilchrist won the 2012 Coretta Scott King Honor Award for Nathaniel Talking.  Books illustrated by Jan have received, ALO Notables, The Parents Choice Recommended Book Award, the People's Choice Award, and more.  Her illustrations are exhibited in numerous prestigious institutions.  She is truly a gifted artist and literary giant who holds a Ph.D. in English, MFA in Writing, MA in Painting, and a BS Degree in Education (art).  http://janspiveygilchrist.com/