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Janjay
by Chantal Victoria View author's profile page

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.


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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.

French Edition translated and published by U.S. State Department Africa Regional Services Nouveaux Horizons to market in French-speaking Africa and Haiti, and distribute them to American embassies to support programs. For more information on how to obtain a copy email [email protected]


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About the author



Chantal Victoria (Chantal Victoria 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 degree in Environmental Management from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science (dual course) from Seton Hall University. Chantal is pursuing a PhD in Geography and her research sits at the nexus of water security, peace and fragility from an African ecofeminist perspective in Liberia at the University of Manchester (United Kingdom).

She resides in England.

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Book details

Genre:JUVENILE FICTION

Subgenre:Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic

Language:English

Pages:50

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9780995711112

Paperback ISBN:9780995711105


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.


Read more

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.

French Edition translated and published by U.S. State Department Africa Regional Services Nouveaux Horizons to market in French-speaking Africa and Haiti, and distribute them to American embassies to support programs. For more information on how to obtain a copy email [email protected]


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About the author



Chantal Victoria (Chantal Victoria 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 degree in Environmental Management from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science (dual course) from Seton Hall University. Chantal is pursuing a PhD in Geography and her research sits at the nexus of water security, peace and fragility from an African ecofeminist perspective in Liberia at the University of Manchester (United Kingdom).

She resides in England.

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