Wordeee Announces Publication of Tara's Family Secrets by Dr. Cherrell Shelley-Robinson

Jamaican Author Touches on Universal Themes for Young Adult Audiences Worldwide
 
 
Tara's Family Secret Cover
Tara's Family Secret Cover
NEW YORK - Jan. 17, 2022 - PRLog -- Tara's Family Secrets is a compelling YA novel and coming-of-age story set in the island of Jamaica. Tara has recently become a teenager who believes that having achieved this long desired milestone earns her the right to be included in whatever goes on in her family…leading to the discovery of some family problems which she takes upon herself to solve with her very limited knowledge of adults and their world. Another of her challenges is having to deal with her bullying classmate who is a constant thorn in her side. Tara survives her many escapades and emerges a wiser and more mature teenager in the end. Touching on universal themes, Tara's Family Secrets appeals to a wide global audience.

Author Dr. Cherrell Shelley-Robinson, a life-long educator and librarian, has written several books, many scholarly articles, served as judge on book awards committees, conducted workshops on writing for children, and is a passionate advocate of indigenous literature for Caribbean young people.

"Bringing the best artistic voices from around the world is Wordeee's mandate. Author Dr. Cherrell Shelley-Robinson demonstrated an uncanny ability to vividly capture a teenager's complicated daily life. Tara's Family Secrets exemplifies quality literature for a YA audience and beyond. We are proud to have published Dr. Shelley-Robinson's novel and look forward to sequels and more great writing from her," stated Marva Allen, Wordeee CEO.

The book is available on wordeee.com and wherever books are sold.

ISBN  78-1-946274-74-8 (Paperback  $17.95)

ISBN: 978-1-946274-75-5  (eBook $7.99)

About the Author:

Born in the garden parish of  St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies, Dr. Cherrell Shelley-Robinson obtained a bachelor's degree at the University of the West Indies, Mona, a masters degree from Rutgers University, USA, and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, Canada in Library and Information Science.  She worked in public and school libraries for a number of years  before becoming a lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Studies until her retirement. For seven years, she single-handedly produced Scribbles, a magazine for Caribbean children. Dr. Shelley-Robinson has been recognized with many awards including the Dorothy Collings Award for Outstanding Performance in the Diploma of Library Studies: the Institute of Jamaica Musgrave Bronze Medal for lifetime contribution to Librarianship; and  the Library & Information Association of Jamaica (LIAJA) Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award.

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