Wednesday, 23 October 2019

BOOK OF THE MOMENT: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce inspires kids with I Am a Promise

HER STORY: The sprint queen shares her journey in a delightful new children's book.

SHELLY-ANN Fraser-Pryce keeps reminding us that she is a woman of many, many talents. Fresh from her gold-medals-winning exploits at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, the sprint queen, author, businesswoman and brand ambassador has released her second book, I Am a Promise, an inspiring read for young kids.

Published by Akashic Books and dedicated to her son, Zyon, I Am a Promise, shares Fraser-Pryce’s journey from her childhood in the inner-city community of Waterhouse to her emergence as a promising young athlete to her rise to superstar status, starting with her first Olympic gold medal in the 100M in 2008.

Co-written with Ashley Rousseau and featuring illustrations by Rachel Moss, this delightful gem of a book (the author’s first for children and the follow-up to her memoir Pryce-less Journey) is currently available wherever books are sold, both online and in shops islandwide.

It’s not only ideal for bedtime reading and storybook hour but will also make a great birthday gift. 

As Fraser-Pryce and her team make clear, our future generations need more books like these. “I Am a Promise shows young readers that believing in yourself is the best way to fulfil your promise to the world,” she says. “I am a promise to my country and to all who have supported me. A promise to myself and to all those who have loved me. A promise to always be the best I can be.” 

All proceeds from the book sales will go towards the work of the Pocket Rocket Foundation.

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