Local author Mrs Kenisha A. Sprauve officially launched her book series titled, ‘Kimmy Goes’ on Sunday, March 24, 2024 at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park, at 3:00 PM. In addition to the launch, the event featured exciting family friendly entertainment activities for children including bouncy castles, face painting, and an Easter Egg hunt.

The books in the series include ‘Kimmy Goes Island Hopping” and “Kimmy Goes to the Beach” were written by Mrs Sprauve, who has a background in education, and a passion for early childhood development. Scores of persons attented the launched including Premier Dr. Hon. Natalio D. Wheatley, Hon. Kye Rymer, Hon. Luce Hodge-Smith, Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency Daniel Pruce and Deputy Governor of the Virgin Islands Mr. David D. Archer Jr along with Director of Culture Dr. Katherine Smith.

The author spoke of the importance of her readers feeling that they were accurately represented in her work and gaining knowledge from Kimmy’s experiences.

Mrs Sprave said, “My goal was to create a book that children of the Virgin Islands can see and immerse themselves in the memories of some of the beautiful places that they have visited, or will look forward to visiting after reading the ‘Kimmy Goes’ series.”

The book follows Kimmy, a little girl from the Virgin Islands who embarks on adventures children from the Territory can identify with. It also offers basic information about various places from a child’s perspective with an imaginative and exciting approach.

Director at the Department of Culture Dr Katherine A. Smith expressed gratitude to Mrs Sprauve for her contribution to advancing literary arts in the Virgin Islands.

Dr Smith said, “We are grateful to Mrs Sprauve for writing these beautiful children’s books that in essence align so well with the curriculum for Social Studies. Parents, take note that these children’s books introduce children to our Virgin Islands with the critical ingredients of joy and fun.”

Copies of the books are available at Motions Studio of the Arts as well as online at Amazon, Walmart, and Barnes & Noble.