- "I couldn't find a book about my family's experience at an HBCU Homecoming, so I decided to write about."-La-Donia Alford-Jefferies, Author
- "While at an HBCU Homecoming, you can feel the love, I wanted children to feel that love when they read the Homecoming Book."-La-Donia Alford-Jefferies, Author
About the Author
As an Adjunct Professor, La-Doinia Alford-Jefferies works to educate students about the importance of Historical Black Colleges and Universities every day. She is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and a native to Greensboro, North Carolina. With her mother a Former Professor at an HBCU for 40 years and her father an alum of North Carolina A&T State University, La-Donia is truly Aggie born, Aggie bred. Her husband, Michael and two daughters inspired her to write a book about their homecoming experiences as a family.
"I've attended HBCU Homecomings since age 3, it was important for me to share that experience with my own children and children around the world." -La-Donia Alford-Jefferies
Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. of North Carolina A&T State University
"What a great way to share your passion and fond memories with the world and illustrate the importance of college."
I read the book and smiled the whole time. The pictures are vibrant and fun.
What a wonderful idea! I bought this for my nephew and god-sons as soon as I saw it. Thank you for sharing this story so many can relate to. Reminds me of my dad taking my sister and I to all those homecomings at JCSU all the way up to entering an HBCU ourselves.
I love it! Quality is great and the story line is too cute!
Kellye Worth Hall, the First female Drum Major at N.C. A&T SU
I'm excited about this book, there is a female drum major on the cover! That's me! You need to buy this book.
A fun, easy reading book for the entire family to enjoy. I love how the author highlighted all of the things that make homecoming AWESOME; the parade, tailgating, Greeks, the football game and walking the yard! Happy Homecoming!
This children's book is nothing short of amazing!!!! It guides you through a true adventure of an HBCU Homecoming. As a HBCU alum, I am proud of the author and illustrator for capturing the magnificent homecoming culture. Great read for children and adults!
As a FAMU grad, I love this book for the kids in my life. Great way to expose kids to Black excellence. Awesome Christmas/ Kwanzaa present.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Founders' Day Program 2020
I was truly honored to be the Keynote Speaker for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Founders' Day Program 2020
- A&T's pop up shop, Barnes and Nobles Kid's Homecoming Kickoff and more
Homecoming 2019A&T's pop up shop, Barnes and Nobles Kid's Homecoming Kickoff and more
Thank you Tarik Cohen
"This book is definitely on my must purchase list for 2019."
-Michiel Perry, Black Southern Belle
"We're so excited about his new children's book."
-Helping Kids Rise
"If "A Different World" had a children's book, this would be it."
-Because of Them We Can
The HBCU Homecoming Book Launch!
Partnership with black teachers educate
Meet Keith Kelsey
To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week 2019, The HBCU Homecoming book partnered with Black Teachers Educate for a free book giveaway. Keith was one of our lucky winners. Keith is a music teacher in Maryland.
" I'm so lucky to be apart of such an honorable profession." -Keith Kelsey.