Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Support Caribbean Children's Books

Okay - so I'm shamelessly using this blog to promote my Caribbean children's books(and some other Jamaican books). No apologies. How else you going to hear about them? There is not a lot of interest in purchasing Caribbean children's books.Text books aside, sales are sluggish. (Lots of knotty reasons for this) Even the diaspora doesn't support Caribbean children's books. Many persons abroad, conscious of the need for reading material in our schools, collect books and send to the islands- bless them. But, it would be nice if they would collect some funds for purchasing local books produced in the islands- supporting both our culture and our writers. Don't get me wrong - We need the foreign books, but our writers need a well deserved break too. And the children need to see more of themselves in printed material. so, what about it? Buy a book, nuh!

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