July 2009

Andrene…your darling book… should be in every school library in Jamaica and on curriculae. I think your future stories will need to give kids who may have suffered similar alienation, hope. Congratulations and thank you so much for sharing with me.

—Rachel Manley, Author: Drumblair: Memories of A Jamaican Childhood; Slipstream: A Daughter Remembers, and Horses in Her Hair: A Granddaughter’s Story