Moko Jumbi Dreams

Moko Jumbi DreamsTen-year-old Lexi dreams of becoming a moko jumbi majorette, a stilt walker in a parade. Though Lexi misses her best friend, she befriends her new neighbors, Miss Ivy and her foster children.  Unfortunately, people petition that  they should move out of the neighborhood. Moreover, Lexi’s family worries about the threatening hurricane which is quickly approaching. This lively first book in a series has a glossary of terms, questions which accompany the reading, a list of vocabulary words, and a bibliography of helpful resources.  ema
Title: Moko Jumbi Dreams
Author: Alscess Lewis-Brown
Illustrator
: Wayne “Bully” Petersen and Cynthia Hatfield
Publisher
: Little Bell Caribbean an imprint of Editorial Campana
Copyright: 2011
Original Language
: English
ISBN: 978-1-934370-22-3
Paperback pages: 112
Age range
: 9-14
Genre
: Fiction Novel
Book setting
: The US Virgin Islands/ the Caribbean
Author’s ethnicity: Born in Antigua
Author’s residence
: St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
Illustrator’s ethnicity: Petersen: Caribbean 
Illustrator’s residence
: Petersen: The Virgin Islands, Hatfield:  St. Croix
Subjects: Caribbean, Dreams, Foster children, Neighbors, Racism, Small towns, Stilt walkers

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