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I am Jacqueline and it’s my mission to share my love for my Caribbean heritage with you through affordable books, ebooks, and lessons. Please take a minute to learn more about Gunga Peas books by exploring our website..

Tropical Leaves

Vale Royal Great House

Tropical Leaves

Living in History

An Island Girl

We Jamaicans are very connected to our history - the good and the bad. I grew up on a sugar plantation and called a nineteenth-century plantation Great House - Vale Royal - home. It wasn’t until I left my island and lived in Miami, Florida that I realized how much my family’s and my country’s history meant to me. 

GUNGA PEAS BOOKS IS BORN:

I served as an Officer in the United States Air Force for five years. At the end of my service, I used my G.I. Bill to pursue a Master's degree in Colonial Latin American History and Gender studies. I loved that experience so much that I entered my Alma Mater - the University of Miami - to pursue a Doctorate as a McKnight scholar. Of course, my fields of study were the history of the Caribbean and Modern Latin America along with Atlantic studies.

 

One day while working on my dissertation I looked around at my personal library and I just knew I wanted to take all the things I was learning and create stories and lesson plans that would share my love for history in engaging ways. That's how Gunga Peas Books was born!

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