• Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva is an award-winning author, teacher, blogger, and entrepreneur.  She is author of the Little Kids, Big Voices book series and is CEO of Building Voices and TCD Kids Foundation.  Her first book, Broccoli Chronicles won the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award in Children’s Fiction and has been selected as a finalist in Foreword Reviews’ 2014 IndieFab Book of the Year Award in Juvenile Fiction!

    Taneeka has over ten years’ experience as a teacher and has two Master’s degrees.  She is a member of SCBWI and IBPA.  Her article, “Try, Try Again” was published in the October 2014 issue of the IBPA Independent Magazine.


  • Building Voices ® is an independent publishing company that specializes in Children’s Fiction and related resources for home and school.  In addition, we offer critiquing services and writing mentorships for aspiring writers.

    Building Voices mission is to build soft voices into outspoken leaders.  In 2011, Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva founded this organization in efforts to encourage, entertain and motivate children around the world through reading.

    Little Kids Big Voices ™  is a book series which highlight different children and their unique gifts.  All children are born with unique talents, but unfortunately we fail to nurture these gifts.  This book series will motivate parents to foster those abilities and listen to their children’s inner voice.  Many children are reluctant to read and therefore this humorous, educational and inspiring book series will encourage more of them to devote their time to reading.  This book series will build soft voices into outspoken leaders.

    Ages 7-12


    Book # 1 Broccoli Chronicles ©

    Book #2 Coming Soon

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  • Magazine Articles
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    "Try, Try Again"


    IBPA Independent Magazine


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    Broccoli Chronicles is a finalist in IndieFab Awards

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    Foreword Review

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    Broccoli Chronicles is the 2015 NIEA Winner for Children's Fiction


    National Indie Excellence Award