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'Bonjour, Tee Belle,' is the first in what the author hopes to be a series of Creole children's books, featuring her mother as the heroine of the stories. Tee Belle is the childhood nickname of Annabelle Simien Amos, the author's mother. Amos grew up in rural Louisiana and spoke only Creole French until the age of six. She still prefers French to English when speaking, to this day. The author grew up listening to her mother, aunts, uncles and grandparents speaking the Creole language. In addition to highlighting Creole culture, young readers will learn words in French on each page of 'Bonjour, Tee Belle.'
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This book is the realization of a childhood dream to honor my mother in a meaningful way. My mother never had the opportunity to attend school. Instead, she spent her childhood picking cotton in rural Louisiana. It is my hope that my mother's namesake, Tee Belle, the main character of 'Bonjour, Tee Belle,' will do what my mother was deprived of doing: find herself in schools all over the world. It is also my hope that this book will help initiate conversations among children, their parents and grandparents about family, heritage and traditions. I hope it'll encourage children growing up in bilingual homes to embrace the language and culture of their family.From the Back Cover:
Tee Belle is an adventurous Creole girl growing up in 1950s Louisiana. Through daily activities and milestones in her life, she'll teach young readers what life was like for children in Acadiana (the French Louisiana region) and share with them her first language, Creole French.
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