This book was published & launched in November 2020.
The book has since scooped an AfriCAN Honoree Authors Award (2021) and made it as finalist for the 2022 Mulher Forte African Literature Awards. The book has so far found international sales in Ireland, Namibia & South Africa.
The book is suited for children aged 3-12 years old according to COHA (Centre of Hope Academy, Namibia) which specialises with children living with disabilities.
The co-founder of COHA Victoria Joel, actively endorses the book and its activities. Upon being launched, the Bible Society of Botswana has embarked on translating the book to Setswana and other minority languages, hence book tours entailing reading sessions for children living in hidden areas and having language barriers, giving them a wonderful experience of entertained story telling.
The Book has also been translated to Braille by the Mochudi Resource Centre for the Blind, which was the 1st book tour venue that took place on Saturday the 4th of December 2021, this continues to make this book a highly inclusive book catering for a variety of children.
Being an A4 size, the book is very appealing to children and has illustrations from the first to the last page. This 60 page enchanting book comprises of 8 stories meant to bring a message of hope for children.
The author of the book Lesedi Gaeemelwe. In a brief interview said “My main aim with the book is to spread messages of hope, strength & love to children as I am holding book tours suited for children”
She has an MBA in International Business, also high-school Business Studies teacher and a performance arts enthusiast.
She is a rapper & poet among other performing arts.
She prefers to write for children because there is a very small & shallow pool of literature for children, especially from the African soil. In her own words she said “I also believe that children who read a lot stand a better chance at overcoming future social ills & pandemics. I believe that to capture the future we must cultivate a healthy reading culture among today’s children”
Apart from working as a teacher, I also work with children at my local church as a dance & music coach.
By January 2022 the book will be published on Amazon so it can be accessed freely by all African children in and around Africa.
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