PO Box 2749
Tappahannock, VA 22560 US

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Ronnie Sidney, II, LCSW has over a decade of experience speaking at schools, colleges, churches, and conferences. His presentations focus on resilience, disabilities, trauma, cultural responsiveness, resilience, and more. For more information, email inquiries to nelsonbeatstheodds@gmail.com.

Professional Speaker Services                                                    Fee Schedule                    Time Allotted

School Visits, Book Talks and Book Readings                                  $750 - $2,000                     4 hours

Professional Development Workshops                                         $1,500 - $4,000                     4 hours

Keynote and Conference Presentations                                        $1,500 - $5,000                     4 hours

Travel and lodging fees apply for events 90 miles or more outside of Tappahannock, Virginia. Each additional hour beyond the allotted time will require an additional $300 per hour fee. Video conferencing services are available for a discounted rate.

Speaker Topics:

  • The Journey from a Child with Learning and Attention Issues to a Best-Selling Author
  • A Story of Resilience: How I Beat the Odds
  • Helping our most Vulnerable Children Beat the Odds
  • How can I Help: Doing Life with Learning and Attention Issues
  • Is your Organization Trauma-Informed and Culturally Responsive?
  • Perceptions of the Black Father
  • Liberty and Justice for All? Examining the Untold Trayvon Martin Stories

Book Orders:

​Ronnie Sidney, II, LCSW’s trinity of quality, young adult literature, includes Nelson Beats the Odds, Tameka’s New Dress, and Rest in Peace RaShawn Reloaded. All three graphic novels inspire confidence in children, especially children of color, and encourage a fondness for reading and a heightened level of social awareness. Sidney’s stories present learning disabilities, trauma, and bullying in a sensitive, easy-to-understand and age-appropriate format for kids. Untold Narratives: African Americans Who Received Special Education Services and Succeeded Beyond Expectations documents Sidney’s childhood experience in one of its chapters. Shipping and handling is not included in the bulk discount rate. Autographed copies of our books are available for an additional cost. 

Books                                                                                                Retail Rate                             Bulk Discount Rate

Nelson Beats the Odds                                                                    $15                                            $8

Rest in Peace RaShawn Reloaded                                                  $15                                            $8  

Tameka’s New Dress                                                                        $15                                           $8          

Nelson Beats the Odds: Compendium One                                  $20                                           $10

Untold Narratives: African Americans Who Received                  $45                                            $40

Special Education Services and Succeeded Beyond Expectations

Nelson Beats the Odds Activity Guide                                           $15                                             $8

Educator’s Guide to the Nelson Beats the Odds Series               $35                                            $20  *The Bulk Discount Rate is available for

                                                                                                                                                                          orders of 15 or more books*