Slide English Mommy, I Need My Wheels Mommy, I Need My Wheels is a children’s picture book about learning to ride a bike like a big kid. Eddy wants to ride his bike, but the training wheels are gone! Daddy took them off so Eddy could learn to ride without them, but Eddy is used to riding with the training wheels, and he is upset. Who knew riding a bike could be so hard? When Eddy crashes his bike and falls off, he is ready to give up. Will Eddy ever ride his bike without the training wheels? Find out if riding the bike does get easier! Order Now Mommy I need wheel Slide Haitian Creole Manman, Mwen Bezwen Wou Mwen Yo Manman, Mwen Bezwen wou Mwen Yo se yon liv timoun, ki pale de lè timoun ap aprann monte bisiklèt san wou sipò yo.
Edi se yon timoun ki ta renmen anvi monte bisiklèt li a, men wou sipò yo te disparèt! Papa l te retire yo pou Edi te ka aprann monte bisiklèt san wou sipò yo. Men, Edi te abitye monte bisiklèt ak wou sipò yo, e sa te fè kè l pa t kontan.Èske n te konnen monte bisiklèt te ka difisil konsa?
Lè Edi fè aksidan ak bisiklèt la epi li tonbe, li te prè pou l bay vag.Èske Edi ap janm ka aprann monte bisiklèt san wou sipò yo?
Vin wè si monte yon bisiklèt ka vin pi fasil san wou sipò yo!
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Slide Out of the Darkness After she’s taken from the only home she’s ever known by a domineering yet distant father, Cynthia’s life takes a sudden turn towards despair. Away from her mother for the first time, the Haitian teenager resolves to make the best of a difficult transition to America. Life in Haiti wasn’t perfect, but it was the only life she knew. Now, suddenly uprooted, Cynthia’s troubles have only just begun. And when she loses the only source of unconditional love she’s ever known, can she fight her way back from the brink? Pre-order Slide Available in audio and ebook Suzette and the One-Eyed Cat An adopted girl travels to Haiti to meet her biological family for the first time. Escorted by her adoptive parents, she is filled with many fears. Why didn’t her birth parents keep her? Was there something wrong with her? Was she so different that she could not stay with them in Haiti? What will her family be like? As she experiences the village of her birth, Suzette meets her birth mother, siblings, and a one-eyed cat. The encounter with the cat leaves a lasting impression and is the key to Suzette’s journey. Join her on this incredible adventure to find her inner truth. Pre-Order Slide Pre-Order Suzette Ak Chat Yon Sèl Grenn Je a Available in audio and ebook Yon ti fi yo te adopte te deside vwayaje pou premye fwa an Ayiti pou rankontre fanmi matènèl li yo. Paran adoptif li yo te akonpanye l, men li te pè anpil.
Poukisa paran matènèl li yo pa t kenbe l?
Èske l te gen yon bagay ki pa t mache lakay li? Èske se paske li te tèlman diferan ki koz yo pa t ka kite l rete avèk yo an Ayiti? Kijan de moun yo ye? Pandan li rive nan vilaj kote li te pran nesans lan, li te fè anpil eksperyans. Li rankontre frè ak sè li yo ak yon chat ki te genyen yon sèl grenn je. Rankont ak chat la se kle vwayaj la pou Suzette.
Vin swiv Suzette nan avanti sa a pou l jwenn tout verite ki andedan fon kè l.

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Jeanne is the author of Mommy, I Need My Wheels, a children’s book about a little boy who is learning to ride a bike without training wheels for the first time, and Out of the Darkness, a YA (crossover) novel
about the life of an immigrant teenager from Haiti. Her latest book is Suzette
and the One-Eyed Cat, a story about a little girl adopted from Haiti who meets
her biological family for the first time.

Today, fueled by a desire to inspire children, young adults, and women, she writes
authoritatively and creatively on issues of social justice to help others cope
with life’s predicaments.

Born and raised in Haiti, Jeanne currently lives in the United States with her
husband and children. She enjoys watching TV, reading, and traveling the world. She is the founder of
Learn Haitian Creole / Aprann Kreyòl Ayisyen, a website that provides texts,
games, and videos for those interested in learning Haitian Creole.

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Mommy I need wheel

English

Mommy, I Need My Wheels

Mommy, I Need My Wheels is a children’s picture book about learning to ride a bike like a big kid. Eddy wants to ride his bike, but the training wheels are gone! Daddy took them off so Eddy could learn to ride without them, but Eddy is used to riding with the training wheels, and he is upset. Who knew riding a bike could be so hard? When Eddy crashes his bike and falls off, he is ready to give up. Will Eddy ever ride his bike without the training wheels? Find out if riding the bike does get easier!

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Available in hardcover, paperback, Audiobook, and eBook 

Audio

English

Out Of The Darkness

Available in hardcover, paperback, Audiobook, and eBook 

After she’s taken from the only home she’s ever known by a domineering yet distant father, Cynthia’s life takes a sudden turn towards despair. Away from her mother for the first time, the Haitian teenager resolves to make the best of a difficult transition to America. Life in Haiti wasn’t perfect, but it was the only life she knew. Now, suddenly uprooted, Cynthia’s troubles have only just begun. And when she loses the only source of unconditional love she’s ever known, can she fight her way back from the brink?

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Haitian Creole

Manman, Mwen Bezwen Wou Mwen Yo

Manman, Mwen Bezwen wou Mwen Yo se yon liv timoun, ki pale de lè timoun ap aprann monte bisiklèt san wou sipò yo.

 Edi se yon timoun ki ta renmen anvi monte bisiklèt li a, men wou sipò yo te disparèt! Papa l te retire yo pou Edi te ka aprann monte bisiklèt san wou sipò yo. Men, Edi te abitye monte bisiklèt ak wou sipò yo, e sa te fè kè l pa t kontan.

 Èske n te konnen monte bisiklèt te ka difisil konsa?

Lè Edi fè aksidan ak bisiklèt la epi li tonbe, li te prè pou l bay vag.

Èske Edi ap janm ka aprann monte bisiklèt san wou sipò yo?

Vin wè si monte yon bisiklèt ka vin pi fasil san wou sipò yo!

Order

Available in hardcover and Audiobook 

Audio

English

Suzette and the One-Eyed Cat

An adopted girl travels to Haiti to meet her biological family for the first time. Escorted by her adoptive parents, she is filled with many fears. Why didn’t her birth parents keep her? Was there something wrong with her? Was she so different that she could not stay with them in Haiti? What will her family be like? As she experiences the village of her birth, Suzette meets her birth mother, siblings, and a one-eyed cat. The encounter with the cat leaves a lasting impression and is the key to Suzette’s journey. Join her on this incredible adventure to find her inner truth.

Pre-order

Available in audio and ebook

Audio

Haitian Creole

Suzette Ak Chat Yon Sèl Grenn Je a

 Yon ti fi yo te adopte te deside vwayaje pou premye fwa an Ayiti pou rankontre fanmi matènèl li yo. Paran adoptif li yo te akonpanye l, men li te pè anpil.
Poukisa paran matènèl li yo pa t kenbe l?
Èske l te gen yon bagay ki pa t mache lakay li? Èske se paske li te tèlman diferan ki koz yo pa t ka kite l rete avèk yo an Ayiti? Kijan de moun yo ye? Pandan li rive nan vilaj kote li te pran nesans lan, li te fè anpil eksperyans. Li rankontre frè ak sè li yo ak yon chat ki te genyen yon sèl grenn je. Rankont ak chat la se kle vwayaj la pou Suzette.
Vin swiv Suzette nan avanti sa a pou l jwenn tout verite ki andedan fon kè l.

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Available in audio and ebook

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Review

“This book affirms and empowers with a message that it is okay to be different and you are wonderful just the way you are.” While the book does not focus on the race, it is highlighted in its illustration. All in all the book is for everyone, as its message is good for all children.”

” A grand selection for storytime, the language used in this book makes it also ideal for new readers to try on their own. Mommy, I Need My Wheels is highly recommended.”

Jack Magnus, Readers' Favorite

“As the story continues, we see Eddy having to fall and get back up again. However, woven into the story are illustrations where children have the opportunity to see a multiracial family simply living their life together.”

Bethany Edwards, Biracial Bookworms

“A solid, if occasionally uneven, cross-cultural coming-of-age tale.”

“Filled with more psychological inspection than the usual immigrant story, Out of the Darkness transcends its roots to hold appeal for not just immigrants, but any woman who has struggled to disengage from abusive patterns in her life. “

Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer at Midwest Book Review, Donovan's Literary Services (Midwest Book Review)

“A solid, if occasionally uneven, cross-cultural coming-of-age tale.”

“Heartbreakingly poignant, Jeanne Fortune’s novel perfectly encapsulates the struggles faced by first-generation immigrants in America as they embark on their journeys to achieve the American dream.”

Pikasho Deka, Readers' Favorites

“Fortune’s immigration tale works and it makes for a powerful coming-of-age story.”

Vincent Dublado, Readers' Favorites

“Fortune has a talent for getting you inside Cynthia’s life and mindset, causing you to feel as the character feels–so much so that you wonder how you would fare in such situations. For a satisfying read that would be perfect for classroom conversations or book club discussions, Out of the Darkness: A Novel by Jeanne Fortune is an outstanding title.”

Tammy Ruggles, Readers' Favorites

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