It’s unbelievable how quickly 2021 flew by since we launched the Children Want to Know series maiden book entitled: The Fruit of the Spirit.
The year had its share of major world events amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic that killed millions of people worldwide as we saw the emergence of the ravaging delta strain and the more recent Omicron variant.
Shortly after Joe Biden was sworn into office as the 46th president of the USA, law-makers on Capitol Hill witnessed a siege that marked a low point for American democracy. While the economy improved, inflation also ensued. Joe Biden also made Juneteenth National Independence Day a federal holiday. The Prince of Sussex and his wife (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) gave up their royal position. About USD 9.6 billion was held up in international trade as the 400m cargo ship (Ever Given) blocked the Suez Canal in Egypt for six days. China eradicated Malaria. A new study showed a HIV vaccine having a 97% response rate in Phase 1 clinical trials. Haiti’s president was murdered. A private citizen (Virgin’s Richard Branson) visited space on his own space rocket. Cameroon’s anglophone crisis persisted. Ethiopia’s civil war worsened, and the Taliban usurped back power in Afghanistan. The great Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa passed.
Notwithstanding, on the brighter side, we saw the advent of Covid-19 vaccines with over 8 billion doses administered worldwide so far. Other treatments to combat the virus were also released while the word has grown closer as communities, countries and international organizations continue to work together to combat the virus and its devastating human effects.
On the other hand, we reviewed what the year has looked like since we launched the Fruit of the Spirit.
May 26, 2021
Book published on distribution channels like Amazon, Amazon.ca, Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Nobles.
June 6 – Book launch at Recreation Fire and Miracles in Fridley, Minnesota. 50 printed copies were sold out.
www.childrenwant2know.com website went live.
Received a feedback video of Tracy (6) and William (5) of Texas from their mom (Becky) reviewing chapter of the book. Click here to watch their interesting response to the question: What happens when you take the Holy Spirit out?
105 copies sold in the first month after launch.
As part of my commitment to encourage children to read, I volunteered to read a book to a Grade 1 class (Mrs Berg’s class) at FAIR School Pilgrim Lane Elementary School, Plymouth Minnesota during their end of year class camp experience activity. Click here to watch.
Available in Nigeria in Color and paperback Black and White versions, thanks to our local representative, Mr Patrick Mundi of frencheverything.net.
Social media pages created as Judith Tamasang Jogwuia – Author. Twitter, Instagram, Good Reads and Facebook with 182 followers so far.
Book became available in Target online.
Book became available in-store in Osterhus Christian Bookstore, as well as two Barnes and Nobles stores in Minnetonka and Minneapolis for in-store display.
Available on ebay. Link.
Heartfelt feedback from a grandma: “Ju,” she said, “I read your children’s book that you sent to my son. Nice job. I couldn’t stop reading it. I think every child should read this book. I will purchase one for my grandson in England, even though he is not yet of reading age. Keep up the good work.” [paraphrased]
It’s been a fulfilling journey so far. Looking ahead in 2022, we plan to invest at least 20% of the book sale proceeds and continue with our mission to expand access to this book to as many homes as possible, across the globe, so that Christ can reach the hearts of millions more children. Contact us if you would like to join us in this mission.
We would like to hear your stories and feedback from the children whom you have enabled to read the Fruit of the Spirit children’s book.
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We wish you joy and many happy returns in 2022.