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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..
Vale Royal Great House
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 returned to my Alma Mater - the University of Miami - to pursue a Doctorate as a McKnight scholar focusing on the Caribbean, Modern Latin America, and 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!