Congratulations to Lavelle, a beautiful Virgin Islander who has just published her first book! I heard her interview with Petter Ottley today and was so moved by her story, I wanted to share it with you. She’s a young mom with two children living in Georgia. She was inspired to write a children’s book for […]
Transfer Day This wonderful book is an action-packed adventure that brings to life a fading West Indian sugar colony in the last days of Danish rule.” ~ 1916 “A page-turner with emotional resonance.” –Publishers Weekly St. Thomas This is a beautiful story set in the Virgin Islands by someone who grew up on the island and […]
St. John, US Virgin Islands Cruz Bay, From Conquest to Exploitation A Forgotten History by David W. Knight Sr. For those in the islands, you can find copies of the book at Bajo El Sol Art Bar and Gallery in Mongoose Junction on St. John. For additional information and availability, here’s the Art Gallery’s website and […]
List of Recommended Books Have you read any of these?
Runaway Virgins I recently purchased this brand new book entitled, Runaway Virgins by Enrique Corneiro. It is incredibly moving! Enrique shared over 250 slavery-related advertisements that he curated from the old Danish newspapers to help shine a light on what life was like for the enslaved people of the Danish West Indies, now the US Virgin Islands. More than 300 specific […]
Here’s an interesting book about the history of St. John that I’m planning on reading this summer. Below you’ll find the Amazon review with a link to the book. Three Centuries of Afro-Caribbean Life This book covers three centuries of St. John history from the plantation economy of the early 1700s through the peasant economy […]
There’s a new book about the history of the Virgin Islands with a focus on St. John available! It’s just been released in February 2018. Below is an amazon review with links to find it on the web. St. John History Book “St John is a volcanic island, part of an undersea mountain […]
The Romantic History of St. Croix By Florence Lewisoln For those invested in the history of the islands, this is an informative, resource book first published in 1964. Despite the years, there’s lots to learn. Here’s a review published on amazon. A Review “The island has changed remarkably since Columbus discovered it in 1493 and […]