Refreshing New Xulon Guide Provides A Must-Have Curriculum For Black Youth By Educating Teachers To Create Lessons Using Black History, Culture, Music, And The Bible

July 16, 2016

Richelle B. White, Ph.D., Kuyper College's Professor of Youth Ministry pens a uniquely creative, biblically and theological sound, culturally relevant curriculum that promotes engagement, reflection, action and fun.

MAITLAND, FL— Richelle B. White, Ph.D.’s new book, Repertory with Roots - Black Youth, Black History, Black Culture, Black Music and the Bible, ($18.49, paperback, 9781498476645) is a curriculum guide designed with Black youth in mind. It offers a holistic curricular framework that helps Black youth grow in wisdom and Christian discipleship. Each teaching/learning session in the 5-lesson curriculum is infused with elements from Black history, culture, music and the Bible. Its pedagogical practice encompasses critical thinking, creative exploration, collaborative learning and fun. It promotes seeing, reaching, hearing and engaging youth in a manner that fosters their identity formation as unashamedly Black, unapologetically Christians. This book is well written, well researched and grounded in experience – a significant contribution to the field of African American Christian education in America.

“I hope that readers of my book will become motivated and committed to teach youth in new and exciting ways that are relational, real and relevant,” states the author. “I hope this resource encourages readers to begin writing their own creative and engaging lesson plans using the Repertory with Roots framework.”

Richelle B. White, Ph.D. has more than 25 years of experience in youth ministry, teaching and curriculum development. She has an earned doctorate in Christian education. In her dissertation she identifies the connection and correlation between Hip-Hop music and Christian education. She is the author of Daughters of Imani: Christian Rites of Passage for African American Young Women –Planning Guide, and Daughters of Imani: Young Women’s Bible Study. As a youth pastor, her teaching experiences, curriculum writing and relationships with youth establishes her as an authority in this area.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Repertory with Roots - Black Youth, Black History, Black Culture, Black Music and the Bible through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and Books may also be purchased from the author.