Summertime Fun

Summertime Fun

Darlene Beazer-Parker


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Summers on the island of Barbuda in the eastern Caribbean can seem like paradise: Children play all day long until the sun sets.
Darlene Beazer-Parker celebrates the island home where she grew up in this children’s book filled with beautiful photographs.
The story starts with a bright blazing sun and children running down to swim in the Codrington lagoon to cool off. There, they are free to play all day.
Some children learn how to swim while others watch quietly in the shade. Jumping from a wharf or the side of a boat, the children become fast friends. Swimming styles may differ, but they all celebrate being together in such a beautiful place.
At the end of the day, the children plant mangrove seedlings to preserve their lagoon for future children. They go home wishing summer will never end.
Join the author as she looks back on an idyllic summer in Barbuda where anything seems possible.


Darlene Beazer-Parker:

Darlene Beazer-Parker was born and raised on the island of Barbuda. She pursued her dream of becoming a teacher after graduating high school. Over the years, she realized that one of the most rewarding parts of the job is reading stories to her students and helping them develop their creativity. She shares her love for her island home of Barbuda through poetry and prose. She lives in Midlothian, Virginia, with her husband and two sons.