John D. Evans
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A native Chicagoan, Mr. John D. Evans is an educator, humanitarian, folklorist, author, and poet whose literary work, Diary of A Renaissance Man, a component of The Evans Poetry Collection was named Children's Choice 2008 by the International Reading Association, the Children's Book Council, and 10,000 schoolchildren. Mr. Evans is a member of the Poetry Society of America, The Academy of American Poets, the Illinois State Poetry Society, The Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society of Education and Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity of America, Inc. He has written several volumes of poetry, which include, but are not limited to Acres Of Green And Oceans Of Blue, More Than A Club Kid, Things That Make My World Go 'Round, and How Deep I Can Be -- all of which are components of The Evans Poetry Collection.

In the summer of 2000, Mr. Evans published Acres of Green and Oceans of Blue: Diary of a Runaway. This literary work was later followed by More Than a Club Kid: Man Versus Self (2002), Things That Make My World Go 'Round: A Poetic Memoir (2003), and How Deep I Can Be: Lessons and Confessions (2004), Diary of a Renaissance Man (2007), J.D.'s Groove: Poetry by John D. Evans (2008), Between The Sun And The Shade: Thanksgiving with the Davis Family (2009); The Adventures Of Snout Series, a four-volume children's book series (2009), From Shining Doorknobs to Sporting Diamonds: Poetry and Nuggets of Wisdom (2009); and Washin' My Hands (2010), a spoken word CD and the first audio recording of The Evans Poetry Collection, capturing over 200 years of African American poetry.

Mr. Evans is also the Illinois (USA) Regional Coordinator for 2010 International Men's Day. He has established IMD Illinois, Inc. and plans to promote positive models for men and boys throughout the State of Illinois and the nation. "Mr. Evans is a consummate professional who has a strong work ethic and a history of building effective coalitions. We look forward to working with Mr. Evans and to supporting him in his role as the Illinois (USA) Regional Coordinator for 2010 International Men's Day," remarked Diane A. Sears, United States Coordinator for 2010 International Men's Day and a member of the International Men's Day Coordination Committee.

A self-proclaimed Inspiration Guru and Ambassador for Peace and Goodwill, Mr. Evans is a doctoral candidate (Educational Leadership) and National Board Certified Teacher (candidate) who is dedicated to educating and inspiring self and others.

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Works on TimBookTu by John D. Evans


Excerpt of "Snout Goes to Bear Land: The Tale of Goldi and the Golden Key"


34 Years
About People
A Different Calling
Advocate for Inspiration
A Long and Mighty Walk
A Message to Tim
A Mighty King
As Long As Iím Human
Baby's Black Eye
Bad **Tribute to Michael Jackson
Be an Angel
Because God Is
Bias Nation
Bird Strike
Birthday Poem 35
Brand New
Brother to Brother
Burning Ends
Burning Torches
Caring Too Much
Dear Superdelegates
Delicate Dance
Don't Assume
Election '08
Free Mychal Bell
From A Man
From A Teacher
From the Advocate
From the Inside
Giving Thanks
Hater Award
Healing Time
If Tupac Was Here
In Full Effect
Instructions From a Muse
In The Dark
I Saw Momma
I Won't Stop
Learning Time
Lesson On Standing
Lost in Slavery
Make It Better
Mister Anonymous
More Than an Incident: The Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
Mother's Children
Mother's Not Lost
My Business
No Mistakes
OC For Peace
Ode to E. Lynn
One Epic Service
On Nine Eleven
On The Corner
Ordinary Extraordinary
Original Man
Out of the Cracks
Please Muses Be Deep
Quiet Strength
Recipe for World Peace
Response to the Autocrat
Six and A Half Miles
Somebody Tell Me
Stop Hating
Teacher Unappreciated
The Genius of Jazz
The Great Imhotep
The Impossible Will
The Issue of Reparations
The List
The N Word
The Offense of Willis
The Power of Words
The Soul of Sam
The Union of Hemispheres: A Call for Peace
Time For Change
Tinted Windows
To Raise a Man
To The Chief
To the New Teacher
Waiting On A Hit
We Are One
When Haters Hate
When I Rose
When, Nation, When
Your Honor, God
You Be Quiet


A Cry From Heaven
Deified Man or God? The True Meaning of God
In Loving Memory
More Flies with Honey: The Power of Good
The Mis-Education of Misunderstood
Poetry: The Literary Step Child
The Power of Presentation
The Validity of Poetry

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