All About Chez Alpha Books / Nov 2017
Chez Alpha Books looks forward to seeing everyone on December 10, 2017 at Salon Du Jouet Éducatif et La Poupée Noire De Dakar
If You're looking for Chez Alpha Books in November and December,
here are the upcoming events.

la journ é e du livre
We look forward to meeting students and parents at l’école Jean-Mermoz.
DWG Christmas Bazaar
Visit Chez Alpha Books on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the annual Dakar Womens Group Christmas Bazaar. We'll have books for readers of all ages and great gift ideas.
International Baptist Church Bazaar 2017
Sunday, December 9, 2017
12 noon - 4:00 pm
Sicap Dieuppeul III, Villa No. 2574
Near Ecole Saldia
Enface International Baptist Church
There is JOY in reading !
Reading Certificates and a Summer of Fun!
Fifteen readers and more than 75 books later, students participating in the WE READ Summer Reading program joined us on Saturday to collect their certificates. Students who read the required minimum number also received gift certificates. We intend to keep this reading spirit going on and on and on...
First the Book, Then the Movie
We consider Chez Alpha Books to be forward thinking and we often have the book in stock 2-3 years before a movie is produced. Here are a few good options
A film Based on William Kamkwamba's remarkable story is in the works. Chiwetel Ejiofor will star, write and direct a film adaptation of the book about the Malawian inventor's life, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. Nigerian-British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is set to make his directorial debut very soon, Shadow and Act reports.
Viola Davis is set to produce and star in the film, The Personal History of Rachel Dupree based on the book by Ann Weisgarber opposite Mahershala Ali and Quvenzhané Wallis. The film tells the story of a fictional early 20th-century Chicagoan who leaves home to become a rancher’s wife in South Dakota’s Badlands....

Afrofuturism is coming to HBO, thanks in part to Game of Thrones-creator George R. R. Martin.
Nigerian-American science-fiction author Nnedi Okorafor announced on July 10 that HBO will be turning her novel Who Fears Death into a television series. Martin confirmed his role as one of the show’s executive producers. .
Education Update
It's Test Prep Time
International students applying to U.S. universities can benefit significantly from test prep programs, but only if they have allowed themselves sufficient time. Three to four weeks of test prep prior to the exam date is often not enough time.
Participating in a test prep class allows students to better understand how the test is designed including test scoring, content and timing. It is important for students to experience the test including how to pace themselves using the process of elimination, speed reading and other test taking strategies.
The SAT has recently changed and the reading portion is now one long section consisting of 65 minutes to read and answer questions for five passages. Previously the math section was where many international students could shine. While this is still possible, reading is now important to the math portion. Word problems have increased and students will need to translate the word problem into mathematical terms.
In reviewing all of this information, it is clear that test prep is crucial. Students should have time to do frequent practice tests in order to get used to the timing and practice reading. Instructors must have time to evaluate the students strengths and weaknesses in order to focus on areas needing improvement.
To register for test prep contact:
Benefits of a High School Completion Program:
In simple terms, a high school completion program is exactly what it sounds like—a program in which students receive a high school diploma in preparation for university entrance in the United States. These programs are typically offered by community colleges.
Chez Alpha Books is now registering students under age 21 for a high school completion program

The most obvious benefit of a high school completion program is that you can earn your university degree more quickly and concurrently work toward an American high school diploma. For instance, you might enroll in a math course that satisfies the requirements for a high school class and an introductory university course—one class, but double the credit.

More often than not, students in high school completion programs fulfill high school diploma requirements while on track for an associate’s degree, which is a two-year program. Once the student earns his or her associate’s degree, he or she can apply for transfer admission at the four-year undergraduate program of his or her choosing. This is a common path toward a bachelor’s degree, particularly if there are aspects of your academic profile that can benefit from improvement. Continue reading at
Neiba Has Arrived in Dakar!
Neïba Je-sais-tout (ou presque): by Madina Guisse
Neïba est une petite fille de 9 ans franche, drôle et un peu de mauvaise foi (mais c'est ce qui fait tout son charme). Le jour où elle apprend un secret sur son frère, Ibrahima, elle promet de ne pas le dévoiler, sans se douter des conséquences que cela pourrait avoir si elle le laissait filer... "Tu sais garder un secret ?" est le premier tome des aventures de Neiba. A partir de 7 ans.
Suggested New Books
The Forty Rules of Love
by Elif Shafak
Land of My Fathers by Vamba Sheriff
The Stone Virgins by Yvonne Vera
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