Isiah Jenkins is an ordinary kid from Atlanta, Georgia. At least he thinks this is the case, until he learns from his granddad, that he is actually from a long line of mythical beings called Guardians. Guardians are marked at birth and tied to a book that is passed down to through the men in their family. The book assigns the guardian a mission to follow and transports the guardian back in time for 30 days. As every Guardian before him, Isiah is entrusted with the task of ensuring certain events in history happen. The challenge for Isiah is going back in time during dangerous and tumultuous time periods for African Americans. Book 1 chronicles Isiah's experience becoming a guardian and his first mission to Cleveland, Ohio during 1922. Isiah's mission is to convince Garrett Morgan not to give up on inventing a new patent for the traffic light. Readers will enjoy the adventure of the Guardians of History as they travel along with the Isiah to see if he completes his first mission.
About the Author
Tiffany A. Flowers is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She is the author of the Rooftop Club Book Series, Patterns are Everywhere: An Upside Down Pattern Book, and For Those Who Stare at the Moon.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Becoming a Guardian: The Guardians of History Series, Book 1 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This book is a great way to teach children about black history. It's fun and captures interest (for children and adults). Can't wait for the next mission (book 2)
Just what is needed. In a time where many outlets show African American boys in a bad light I'm glad I have something positive for my son to read. Telling a story while giving a history lesson is amazing and great way to secretly educate a child. This book opens up much needed dialogue for a generation not truly understanding our past. Thumbs up to this author.