School of Education

Education student launches first Children’s book

Education student Ms Jennifer Sheokarah with her children’s book.
Education student Ms Jennifer Sheokarah with her children’s book.

PhD candidate in Education, Ms Jennifer Sheokarah has launched her first children’s book, The Abandoned Bicycle. The book tells the story of a little boy, Jevon, who finds an old bicycle at the beach which, seemingly, has magical powers, whenever he rides it.

Sheokarah started writing at a young age and always had a passion for literature. She decided that it was time to do it professionally and started by penning a novel during the COVID-19 lockdown.

‘I had a dream about writing this book. I guess it was the author in me reaching out and my imagination was in overdrive. I always trust my instinct so I woke up and wrote the story. I believe it was for a good reason as it has kick-started my work as an author. I have received positive feedback from the public so far and many sales already,’ she said.

The Abandoned Bicycle is the first book in her Abandoned Series. She is currently finalising The Abandoned Treasure Chest and is working on a novel for young adults.

‘As a teacher of English, I want to be able to model what I tell my students about reading,’ said Sheokarah.

The Abandoned Bicycle is available as an e-book and paperback for purchase on Amazon Online and bidorbuy.

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