Preteens Natasha, Gillian, CC, and Tina eagerly anticipate the end of year school barbeque, but on the night of the event, bubbly "life of the party" Tina doesn't make an appearance.
Worried by her absence, her three friends wonder if Tina is sick. Tina herself seems unwilling to provide any information, and acts nervous and upset over the phone.
When the girls uncover the truth behind Tina's "illness," they find themselves on a journey of discovery. Guided by Natasha's patient older sister, the girls learn about themselves and the women they will soon become.
Celebrating Me focuses on an important rite of passage for any young girl, sharing Tina's story with both humor and clear, informative language.
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About the Author
Colleen M. Wint is a Jamaican woman who works in the Caribbean as a communications and international relations professional. She earned her BSc. in social administration from the University of the West Indies, Mona campus in 1983, and a MA in media arts from the New School, New York City in 1985.
As a child, Colleen attended two all-girl schools: South Hampstead High School for Girls in London, England and St. Andrew High School for Girls in Kingston, Jamaica. She has worked in both the private and public sectors, but finds social development work to be most rewarding.
Before writing Celebrating Me, Colleen was proudest of her involvement in the creation of the children's book Diego Dish and Carlotta Spoon, which developed out of a parent story-telling group. She lives in Jamaica with her partner and has two children, Djavila and Ryan.