The SandMan's Daughter (Paperback)
This intergenerational fable features a falling out between the irrepressible Scuter and his Grams, necessitating the subsequent intervention of Stan the SandMan and his daughter Z'mantha. These Gullah guides, weaving visions out of their deep interconnectedness to the rythms of the Low Country, enable Scuter to navigate unexplored territory and circumstances. Belle, the injured but indomitable loggerhead, becomes the unifying thread as information critical to reconciliation unfolds. The tale at its core intertwines education about the threatened life cycle of the sea turtle with exposure to a culture that has been similarly dispossessed and marginalized. It is a lesson for both children and adults, in hopes of enouraging and implementing change in midst of dynamic current interest in conservation and in the Gullah culture.