If you are interested in books on Gullah/Geechee history and culture that are appropriate for children and youth, please read and pass on this article!

Gullah/Geechee Nation

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Many people around the world and within the Gullah/Geechee Nation itself have only become aware of the various aspects of history that have been pages written through the endurance and overcoming of Gullah/Geechees once they are adults.  There have been very few children’s authors that have focused on the stories of Gullah/Geechees and there are only a few native Gullah/Geechees that are also children’s book authors.  Many people have read Ron Daise’s “De Gullah Storybook” which is an alphabetic journey. However, many are not aware of the multicultural work of author, Shiela Martina who is a librarian in and native Gullah/Geechee of Walterboro, SC or Patricia Bee of Beaufort, SC who wrote an outstanding book of encouragement and overcoming for children entitled “Tryumsee’s Wings.”

While the writings above are definitely works that families should include in their libraries at home and read…

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