Saving the Manatees was written by JáNiya Williams while she was an elementary student in the Pensacola Florida School District.
This book describes how JáNiya started a “Save the Manatees Club” to help save manatees, an endangered species native to Florida.
Children can color the pictures, and complete a cursive writing, and sight word activity sheet at the end of the book. Parent participant is recommended.
JáNiya’s fourteen year old cousin, Calla Ridgeway illustrated the book.
JáNiya Williams is a fourth grader in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She is the youngest published author in her family. JáNiya’s Great Grandmother Hazel Janell Meredith converted her school project into this work. Grandma Hazel is a published author and a younger sister of Civil Rights icon James H. Meredith, who integrated the University of Mississippi September 30, 1962.
Calla Ridgeway is a ninth grade honor student at Lanier High School in Jackson, MS. She is the youngest illustrator of a published work in her family. Calla is a granddaughter of Hazel Janell Meredith and the great niece of James H. Meredith.
A coloring and activity book https://www.createspace.com/5296734 $5.49.
Calla at the Farish Street Baptist Church Black Expo in Feb 2016