Portia's Incredible Journey is a page-turning novel about overcoming adversity, family separation, and coming of age told from the point of view of Portia Maddox, an eleven year-old African-American girl. When Portia faces the worst day of her life, she thinks things could not get any worse. But this is just the beginning of an incredible year from having to give herself insulin, to bullying, to the threat of her family breaking up.
Only when Portia understands the words from Grandma Ruth, "Life's a succession of storms that makes us grow stronger," can she deal with these difficult challenges that continue to surface.
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|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Emma Price was born in North Carolina. She has fond memories of hot summers where she would find a place to stay cool and read. Reading was her way of visiting exciting places and meeting interesting people.
Mrs. Price graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Arts Education: Curriculum Degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills. In 2000, she was awarded the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification and in that year, she joined the Performance-Based Leadership Team for implementing Performance-Based Assessments to measure student achievement of the learning standards. In 1999, she served on the Task Force of Mentor Teachers (LAUSD) who developed Standards-Based Lessons for the Division of Instructions.
Mrs. Price retired in 2005 after fourteen years as a classroom teacher and five years as a Consulting Teacher with The Peer Assistance and Review Program (PAR) for the Los Angeles Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles.
Mrs. Price is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, a member of Children's Literature Council of Southern California and a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association. She has volunteered for The Pan African Film & Arts Festival, The Leimert Park Village Book Festival in Los Angeles, and The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Mrs. Price has been a tutor for the non-profit organization Reading Partners © and at present does "guest Author" presentations with LA's BEST of Greater Los Angeles Schools.
Emma Price hopes to have "Another Girl Calls My Dad Daddy" and "Portia's Incredible Journey" in classrooms, libraries and homes of children who are 8 to 16 years of age. Her books contain conflicts and struggles in which they can identify and the books help children learn various ways others solve everyday problems.
Mrs. Price has two adult children, a granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren. She resides in Southern California.