Welcome to The Authors’ Corner. This week’s featured author is Naana Kyereboah of The Sister Scribes.
Naana Kyereboah, originally from Ghana, is a writer, teacher, and speaker. She loves to write
poetry and children’s stories. Her poems have been printed in various anthologies. She has taught
world cultures at the Center for Talented Youth (affiliated with Johns Hopkins University) and at
the James Farmer Scholars Program (Mary Washington College). She has also chaired and
coordinated several multicultural activities and international day celebrations in her community
and schools, teaching about the Ghanaian culture. She is a member of the Society for Children’s
Book Writers and Illustrators. Naana lives in Virginia with her husband, Thomas. They have two
daughters and a son.
Soul Name is a cultural picture book and audio CD about an eight-year old Ghanaian girl, Ekua, who shares with the reader the importance of the naming and welcoming ceremony for her brother Kofi.
“Cultural, Colorful, Rhythmic. These words fail to fully define Naana Kyereboah’s book, Soul Name. However, they are a good start. Reading her book is like sitting on the floor, listening to a beloved relative tell a story. In this case, the relative is eight-year old narrator, Ekua, and her story involves the naming ceremony for children in Ghana’s Fante tribe. Her powerful words, the vivid illustrations and the attached CD combine to make Soul Name a multi-sensory experience” (Richmond’s Book Examiner, K. Robinson) Naana offers An African Touch presentations to schools and organizations.
For more information on Naana and to purchase your copy of Soul Name visit her website at . http://www.nabinava.wordpress.com. To schedule An African Touch presentation at your school or organization email Naana at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get a copy and find out your child’s soul name.
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