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  • Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SubGenre:Education
  • Language:English
  • Pages:24
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667868141

My Village Queens

by Dr. Clarice Ford-Kulah

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Overview
My Village Queens tells the story of a young woman, Mardea Johnson who pays homage to the female warriors of Africa. Built upon the backdrop of the five women that raised her-her mom and four aunties, Mardea categorizes the impact and influence that each of them had upon her life. Drawing from the strength of notable African warriors like Madame SuaKoko of Liberia, Yaa Asantewaa of Ghana, Queen Amina of Nigeria, Queen Nzinga of Angola, the Dahomey Amazons of Benin, Mardea takes us on a wonderful journey of life in a traditional African village. Through the beautiful artwork, using unique African dolls created by artist Wilma Stryker, young girls everywhere will find themselves in each of these beautiful characters.
Description
Since the dawn of time, African women have been the backbones of their families. Many have not only worked in the home, but outside the home. During slavery, when many of the men were taken away from their villages, the women stepped in and served as warriors to protect their families. To date, no children's books or movies have been written about them. Women like Madame SuaKoko of Liberia, Yaa Asantewaa of Ghana, Queen Amina of Nigeria, Queen Nzinga of Angola, the Dahomey Amazons of Benin. My Village Queens tells the story of a young woman, Mardea Johnson who pays homage to the amazing women warriors of Africa. Built upon the backdrop of the five women that raised by her-her mom and four aunties, Mardea categorizes the impact and influence each of them had upon her life. She attributes her strength and ability to thrive as a strong African woman to the women in her family, her village, and the female warriors that played a role in Africa's freedom. Come journey with us through a traditional African village using the unique African dolls created by artist Wilma Stryker. We promise that your daughter will see herself in each of these dolls and characters.
About the author
Dr. Clarice Ford-Kulah is an early childhood educator, college professor, writer, philanthropist, and producer in Atlanta, Georgia. She is originally from Liberia, West Africa. She has spent over 25 years of her life dedicated to educating children and youth. Currently, Dr. Ford-Kulah owns a school in Lawrenceville and sits on the board of many early education programs. She served as a college professor at a local Georgia college where she taught education courses and oversaw student teachers. Dr. Ford-Kulah also taught master's degree courses at a second University in Georgia.
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