About the Book
Iyani is an island iguana who is independent, adventurous, and well known for handling adversity. This time, a bright summer day, Iyani is not quite prepared for her day’s adventure. Will her ability to withstand tough times pull her through?
This book serves as a tool for introducing elementary students to diverse cultures, geographical locations, migration and positive social behavior. It presents themes of persistence, perseverance, resilience, and kindness.
About the author
Dr. Martha Joseph Watts is an English teacher, a teacher trainer, and an educational consultant. She is best known for her Writing to Respond (WTR) process—an approach for guiding students in writing beyond summarizing, and for providing support to students for improving their performance in reading and writing. She has published several educational resources to support implementation of the WTR process. These resources include books, workbooks, classroom charts, student and educator wheels. Dr. Watts’ newest work for children is fiction. The Adventures of Iyani is a series set in the United Sates Virgin Islands where she studied, resided for 15 years and earned the Heath Humanities award for excellence in teaching the humanities. She is a native of the Commonwealth of Dominica, who resides in Florida.
Contact info: Buddinwriters@gmail.com, 321 266 9737; www.buddinwriters.com
Adventures of Iyani will be featured at the Meet the Authors' Book Fair in the Eau Gallie Civic Center on November 17 and 18 during the ArtWorks festival in the Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne, Florida