Children who read for pleasure improve their word knowledge, grammar and reading comprehension far beyond what is taught in formal classes. This holds true whether they are reading stories about children like themselves or different from themselves. Why then should we be concerned that books about children like themselves are available for their reading pleasure?
To help those who would like to purchase books by Jamaican authors, I have updated my list and added some links.
In response to comments, I have added the following:
By Geoffrey Philp
58. Grandpa Sydney's Anancy Stories There is also a Kindle edition
59. Marcus and the Amazons (an e-book)
60. The Christmas Dutch Pot Baby (an e-book)
By Renaee Smith
61. The Great Compost Heap