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Book details
  • Genre:JUVENILE FICTION
  • SubGenre:Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
  • Language:English
  • Pages:48
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9780995711112
  • Paperback ISBN:9780995711105

Janjay

by Chantal Victoria

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Overview

8-year-old Janjay is a smart, curious, energetic girl who neglects her responsibility of collecting clean water for her family one day to join a friend for an afternoon adventure. The story is packed with humor and local language dialogue to capture the essence of Liberian culture. While specific to the lifestyle of a child living in the developing world, the story can be read by children everywhere because of the relatable characters, relationships, and childhood experiences. There is a strong message on the global issue of access to clean water that resonates with millions of girls around the world.

Description

Janjay is an energetic, smart, and curious little girl living in the small West African country of Liberia. She is responsible for collecting clean water for the household on a regular basis, but one day finds herself distracted by afternoon fun with a friend, which causes her to neglect her chores. She later discovers the seriousness of her actions and learns a life lesson about disobedience and the important role she plays in her family. Through humor and the use of local language, this story brings to light the global issue of access to clean-water sanitation that resonates with millions of girls around the world.

About the author

Chantal Victoria (Chantal Victoria Kyei, née Bright) is a first-generation Liberian American. Due to the civil wars in Liberia, her family sought refuge in the United States, where she grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a master’s with a concentration in environmental management from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of arts in English and political science from Seton Hall University. She resides in London, England, with her husband.



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