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Jamaica - An Island, vibrant with colour and character
Whether a child wants to know more about their cultural roots and ethnic origins, or they are simply curious about discovering a country rich with natural resources and rugged beauty, this Caribbean children's book collection is here to help
The book begins with a Factfile which includes interesting information about Jamaica such as the size of the country and population; weather and major cities. The reader will meet the characters Tashie, Shen and Ziggy who will take them on an exciting journey exploring where they live, beautiful landscapes and locations such as Dunns River Falls.
You will learn about school life as well as common every-day phrases in Jamaican Patwa. Jamaicans love to celebrate and so we have included their important national holidays in the Jamaican calendar such as Bob Marley day and Harvest festival.
The reader will find many fun facts, and finally the book will leave the reader inspired by some well-known Jamaicans, which include the fastest man in the world - Usain Bolt.
Discover Jamaica, a title from Our World My Roots.
About the Author
Anna Makanda was born in Gweru, Zimbabwe, and raised in London, along with her older sister. Her father is Zimbabwean and her mother, Scottish. Growing up, Anna always dreamed of owning her own business. She started her career as an accountant but soon realised it was time to pursue her dreams. That was when she set up her own fitness brand. In her spare time, you will find her spending time with family and friends, chasing after her two very energetic children or writing a book or two! Sharmane Barrett was born and raised in London, along with her five sisters. Her father is Jamaican and her mother, Trinidadian-English. Growing up, Sharmane was encouraged to pursue a career as a lawyer but after completing her legal studies, she soon realised that law was not for her. She began working in legal recruitment, which gave her an opportunity to live in Singapore for almost four years. Sharmane's passions are travelling and boxing; although these days there is a lot less travelling to exotic destinations, and a lot more time in the gym.