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Meet the Author

Charisse is the award-winning author of the children’s books, I Am Barack Obama (2009), I Dream for You a World: A Covenant for Our Children (2007) and Nappy (2006), as well as Songs of a Sistermom: Motherhood Poems (2004). I Am Barack Obama recently won a 2009 Honor Award from Skipping Stones Multicultural Magazine. Charisse is the founder of a publishing company, Brand Nu Words LLC where she has sold over 18,000 books, and now concentrates on digital publishing. She is a senior officer of The Jamestown Project, an action-oriented think tank focusing on democracy; a Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; and a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was a schoolmate of President Obama, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, where she was poet laureate.

Charisse has served as a speaker or presenter for numerous national and regional organizations, and has appeared on Inside Edition, ABC News Now, CBS’s CW Network, Comcast’s CN-8, Radio One, and American Urban Radio Networks. She resides in Washington, DC with her husband of over fourteen years, Harvey, and their daughter and son.


Charisse Carney Nunes


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I Dream for You a World: a Covenant for Our Children (2007)
2007 Silver Medalist, Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards

I Dream for You a World takes the reader on a lyrical journey leading to a child’s understanding of the fundamental principles that were set forth in The Covenant with Black America. Using poetry, laced with intergenerational concepts and brilliant collage, the book effortlessly pieces together a vibrant mind’s view of the “better tomorrow” that everyone dreams for children. The back of the book is designed to enlighten

Articles and Reviews:

  • Watch video here.our Morning Correspondent Gwen Owens interviews Charisse Carney-Nunes about I Dream for You a World and says she “knows how to reach children.” Y

  • .Read hereI Dream for You a World profiled in the Book Nook. February 2008. 

  • Black Caucus of the American Library Association Newsletter recommends I Dream for You a World. July 2007. Read here (scroll to page 20).



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