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 them so that they would learn about their heritage while learning their alphabet.
Here’s a brief blurb from amazon with links to its purchase.
V is for Virgin Islands, A Children’s Book
“Are you ready to take a cultural journey to the United States Virgin Islands?
From Anansi stories to Zora’s custom sandals, this book takes you back to growing up in the Virgin Islands while teaching your children to say and recognize the letters in the alphabet.
And as they get older, you can save it as a keepsake to reminisce on all the memories of what it was like to grow up in the Virgin Islands.
It’s like having a piece of the Virgin Islands aka ‘home’ in your library where you can visit every time you pick up this children’s book.
So, if you’re a parent who has moved away from the Virgin Islands and wants to share a piece of our vibrant home with your little ones, this is the book for you!
Or, if you’ve previously visited the Virgin Islands and are looking for a keepsake to help you remember St. Thomas, St. Croix, or St. John, get this book as a souvenir.
And if you have kids or grandkids, use it as a learning tool that can also take them on an adventure to discover a different culture or place, the United States Virgin Islands.”
Support Lavelle’s creative project and pick up a copy here for your children or as a gift!
To see what she’s up to next, follow her blog here.
Ken Katz says
Can we see an inside page.
Valerie Sims says
Hi Ken, if you watch the video below the article they do show some of the pages but not all. There are big letters so it looks perfect for kids. Also if you go to amazon you can see the pages for A and for B. Hope that helps. 🙂