Dr. Prather has published her first book, Living in the Constellation of the Canon, which tells of her journey to engaging African American students with classic texts through free discussion or Socratic dialogue.  She tells the history of the classics in the educational journey of African Americans. In addition she invites the reader to take the step towards bringing the African American story into the context of reading classic literature.

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Living in the Constellation of the Canon


Future Projects:

  • Dr. Prather has been offered a book deal to write the first part of a book based on the history of classical education in the Black Community, focusing on the life and work of Anna Julia Cooper. The book will be published through Classical Academic Press.
  • Dr.. Prather is working on a piece on the life and work of Dr  Frank Snowden Jr. that will be published in a journal in late February. Stay tuned for details!
  • Dr. Prather is working on a compilation of texts drawn from various classic texts of various races and cultural background entitled The Canon of Human Civilizations:  Volume 1.  This text is for all ages to gather together, to read and discuss short excerpts from authors such as Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot, Frederick Douglass, The Iroquois Nation, Khalil Gibran, the Koran, the Torah, the Bible, Henry David Thoreau,  Aristotle, MLK, Plato, Buddha, Anna Julia Cooper, Virginia Hamilton, Lorraine Hansberry and so many more. The purpose of this book is to bring everyone together to learn about the  different backgrounds that make up human life here in America. We can all learn from each other’s stories. Currently the book is in the draft stage, but is used as the main literature text for The Living Water School.
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