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What a fun read for me and my son. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful and the story has a wonderfully great message. This will be a book that stays in our collection.
Dr. Brittany Herbert, LSCW, Ed.D
My children absolutely loved the story. They were engaged from start to finish and as a parent, I appreciated the questions vocabulary words and word search; what a bonus. We can't wait to read the sequel.
Cynthia McReed, Retired 1st Grade Teacher
This was an all around great book. Well thought out and designed to perfection. It's nice to see an idea come to life in the manner in which it did! So proud of you!
Donald Robinson, Proud Husband and Dad
What Does ASA Stand For?
ASA Books, LLC is the manifestation of two women who allowed themselves the space to share their gift of writing and illustration.
Solonge Robinson and Aquabah Gonney-Buckner joined forces to create children's books that entertain through engaging artwork while teaching meaningful and fun content. ASA Books are written and designed with not only the child in mind but their parent or guardian to nurture curious and growing minds.
ASA is an acronym using the first letter in their names: Aquabah/Solonge/Angeline, with their grandmother being the last letter to their trio. ASA, means beautiful in Igbo Nigerian language, morning in Japanese, and hawk in Yoruba.
What (or Who) Is The Source of Inspiration?
Angeline O’Neil, their grandmother, and matriarch of the O’Neil family planted the seed for these women over three decades ago. Ms. O'Neil is a retired New York City Public School Para-Professional of over 30 years, whose love of reading and teaching the importance of “getting a good education” has transcended generations. Ms. O’Neil raised five children with her late husband Irvin O’Neil, all of whom have gone on to become masters and thought leaders in the fields of Education, Nursing, Social Work, and Electrical Engineering. It was reading and knowing the value of education that served as the pillar and compass in the O’Neil family and continues to be a benchmark for success. ASA Books, LLC is a nod to the family from which it was inspired and seeks to be an inspiration to the generations that will come after.
ASA Books On The Move....
Currently, Solonge and Aquabah are working on their 3rd and 4th Releases: When The Moon Comes Up And The Sun Goes Down That's The Start Of Our Night & Don't Run From The Sun, which is set for release Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. Click HERE if you are interested in learning about upcoming book releases, setting up a reading, partnership opportunities, or simply want to leave a comment.
Thanks for taking time to learn a bit more about us.
Until next time,
Happy Reading and Learning,
The ASA Books Team