Who is John Crooks?


John D. Crooks is a writer of children’s fiction who seeks to bring empowering stories for children at large featuring African American characters and others through a collection of books distributed by Bebe Noir Publishing. He has gleaned a special insight about the life of children through the dynamic relationship that he has developed with children in mentoring and volunteering through his silly sense of humor and endless sense of wonder along with the relationship with his own children that keeps him grounded on what’s ‘cool’ and ‘not cool’. This makes him a truly a remarkable man and storyteller.

Protecting America: Loyal Military Veteran



A Loving Husband



An Active Father 


Book Author

According to a study by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) that was also highlighted in an article by the New York Times “Where are the People of Color in Children’s Books”, in 2013 there were 3,200 books published in the United States and of that number, only 3% were about African Americans. There has even been a call by people of various ethnic backgrounds who are not people of color to see more children of color in literature. This is something Bebe Noir Publishing seeks to remedy. 14390759_10154449948370119_5570631279589480820_n








John is a Door Builder. Together We Can Help John Keep Building Doors 

John is a true All America story, a man who seeks to inspire and empower our youth. John has served his country, he continues to serve in other areas “Fighting Illiteracy,”  John is on the frontline. John’s ability to provide educational and adventurous books for  African American children shows John is willing to stand on the community frontline, as a book author.


Ultimately, as a charitable action, John is seeking to give away 1 million ebook downloads for children worldwide in at-risk communities in 2017 and 2018 to combat childhood illiteracy.

In this day and age, it is a gift that I can give as one man that can touch the world, stated John Crooks

To independently cover the cost of illustration and book production, Mr. Crooks has launched a KICK STARTER campaign. You can find his project under the listing ‘Bebe Noir Publishing’. To give back, Bebe Noir Publishing will be providing free ebooks to libraries, US based educators and to those in at-risk communities until the end of 2018.

How can we help John?

Currently, John Crooks is running a KICK STARTER campaign to insure his books reach schools, daycare centers, children and parents, around the world.

For Media/Press Coverage/Speaking Engagement/Book Signings 

Contact: John’s Publicist Tam Lawrence at  TL@RLAssc.com










UWSJ Newspaper, Publisher

Ms. Lawrence takes pride in delivering high quality presentations that have a lasting impact. She has received enthusiastic testimonials for her presentations throughout the United States. She also serves as the Director of Communication for ROTH & LAWRENCE, LLC. In 2013, Lawrence founded Exposure Magazine, a publication expanding over 200 countries and translated in three languages. Since, she has published another amazing publication Urban Wall Street Journal Newspaper promoting financial literacy, current events, and small businesses around the world. Operating two humanitarian projects demonstrating world change “Soar Women’s Empowerment Summit” and “Paper Bag Book Society,” both are uplifting and rewarding projects. Her most recent accomplishment, after pitching networks for over 4-years the talk show ALL MEN ROCK created by Lawrence will air on CBS 58 in 2017. Lawrence is eager to share her 15yrs of experience working in public relations for celebrities, pro athletes, BRAVO, politicians, and other prestigious brands. Along with 22yrs as an entrepreneur; her ability to overcome obstacles is just a mere glimpse of her story. “I believe my struggles have all been a manifestation-- of my purpose,” said, Lawrence. As a publicist she has galvanized the growth of hundreds of brands. In 2017, she will be publishing her first book titled How Cook Up a PR Plan: a recipe for the right response. The book outlines techniques used by experts in public relations, providing insight into how to cultivate relationships in the real world and online that lead to brand visibility. Lawrence earned an BA in communication from Marquette University, one of the world's top-ranked universities. After graduating, she worked for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, NBA player Jeff McInnis, film producer Cedric Nettles and others.

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