Welcome to EJR Books

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Evan J. Roberts and his passion for youth literacy. His mission is simple, "Empowering youth now and for the rest of their lives."

Who is Evan J. Roberts?

Evan J. Roberts is a children's picture book author. He also writes fiction and non-fiction for teens. Mr. Roberts' interest in writing was influenced by his early experiences as a classroom teacher. He has worked with youth for more than a decade emphasizing the importance of self-education, literacy, developing clarity of purpose and pursuing excellence in their endeavors.


The Khahari Discovers Series


Books for Children & Teens


Youth Empowerment Group

Professional Speaker

Influencing Positive Change

Mentoring teens and young adults

In 2013, Mr. Roberts released, How to Become Influential and Highly Successful: The Young Adult Success Manual. This teen, self-help guide has taught countless individuals how to stop going through the motions in life. There are several principles highlighted throughout this book, including, becoming impeccable with self, developing limitless thinking, resiliency, and building momentum that have provided teens with a motive to live with purpose and achieve the extraordinary. There is an additional workbook to help teens internalize the principles explained in the success manual.

Encouraging literacy for our children

In 2016, Mr. Roberts created Khahari Discovers, which is a new children's series inspired by his son. This series is a collection of books designed to positively impact African American boys. It is also Mr. Roberts' way of encouraging early literacy and contributing to the positive portrayal of African American families in literature.


Mr. Roberts is focused on empowering youth. He has worked with dozens of elementary schools, high schools, colleges, and youth-based organizations. His mission is clear: Empowering Youth Now and For the Rest of Their Lives.

Working with Evan J. Roberts

Below, are a few of the reasons why people enjoy working with Mr. Roberts:
1. Authentic and Passionate
2. Personable and Prompt
3. Relevant and Engaging
4. Experienced
5. Results Driven/Effectiveness

What you may not have known…

1 Evan J. Roberts' vision is to serve as a vehicle that empowers young men, women, boys and girls to develop a positive self-concept, provide a framework for the development of purpose and vision, enhance character growth, and promote excellence through mastery of self.

2Mr. Roberts received his Bachelor’s degree from Chicago State University and his Master’s degree from National-Louis University. He has taught and mentored youth throughout the metropolitan Chicagoland area. He currently resides in Crete, Illinois with his beautiful wife Leslie and son Gavin.

3 Mr. Roberts provides professional workshops for businesses, schools, churches, and youth organizations. Contact him at evanroberts@ejrbooks.com or (708) 207-6132. Visit www.ejrbooks.com for updates or to join Mr. Roberts' mailing list.