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The ABCs of the African Diaspora

by Shavest Margarita

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Who am i?

Hi! My name is Shavest and thank you for visiting my page. I’m the author of The ABCs of the African Diaspora. I believe that one of the most important things we can do to empower our youth, is to pass along the gift of history. History answers the question of who we are and where we come from, it drives us to dream big and never give up on our goals, and it connects the past to the present, allowing us to shape a stronger future for ourselves.

I’m so proud to share with you my first children’s history book - The ABCs of the African Diaspora, which celebrates the global achievements of the African Diaspora. From A – Z, journey through history and be inspired by the accomplishments of the African Diaspora Family.

Order your copy today and share the gift of history with the little one(s) in your life.

-For the Culture


Check out my latest blog below entitled: History - The Survival of Our Stories Depends on Us


I've come to find that the more I fall in love with my history, the more I fall in love with myself; and the more I fall in love with myself the deeper my connection to community - 
Shavest Margarita

My Book

A Book
For Every Child

Did you know that most African children who attend school have never owned a book of their own? In many classrooms, 10-20 students share one textbook. Many people in the United States take these educational necessities for granted, but children in Africa cherish books. We have the power to change this stark reality. Through our collective efforts, we can help bring the gift of books to children in Africa.

Because of this literary and humanitarian crisis, I’ve partnered with Books For Africa to deliver The ABCs of the African Diaspora into the hands of children who urgently need books. Books For Africa supplies massive containers of books to rural schools, libraries, orphanages, adult literacy programs, and community resource centers throughout the African continent. They regularly receive letters and emails from people across the continent expressing a great need for books.

Together, we have the power to put an end to this literary crisis. It is my hope that we can donate as many books as possible, which is why I am discounting my book by 55%. That’s right, a contribution of $10 will provide one book to a young child who eagerly desires to read and learn, giving them a chance to own a book that encourages them to embrace their magic and inspires them to dream.

Be the hope that someone is waiting for. Your gift of $10 will change a life forever, empowering the next generation to excel beyond their wildest dreams. Please give the gift of reading today!

To learn more about Books For Africa and all the great work they do, please visit their website at:

Make a donation

Help change a child's future with the gift of reading. Most African children lack access to personal books, sharing one textbook among many. Join our "Book For Every Child" campaign in partnership with Books For Africa to provide The ABCs of the African Diaspora to those in need. Your $10 donation will empower a child to read, learn, and dream big.


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