Children’s Books

Nimita: The Firefly Girl

Written by CF Lapinel, Illustrated by Rita Bolla, published by BlueStone Art Collective, 2021

We are beyond grateful and proud to arrive at this part of Nimita’s journey: The book is out

Nimita invites each of us to dream, reimagining our relationship with Mother Earth and all the people with whom we share her. Who is Nimita? She is the young child of Taíno-Cuban immigrants who own a farm sanctuary. Nimita generously helps with the chores when not at school. And, as she takes us to her life at the sanctuary, we meet the other members of her boundless household. In so doing, she weaves an illuminating tale about family. Named for a firefly unique to the Caribbean, Nimita shines for us all.
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Review by Michelle Lopez:
“Nimita the Firefly Girl is a beautiful tale. I love how the author captured Nimita’s strong connection to the Earth, the homeland, and the animals in the story. The illustrations are so impactful and conveyed their essence beautifully. The author and illustrator created a symbiotic relationship between the text and illustrations that made this story a delight to read. This book has soul! I highly recommend!”

The Story of How I Found You

Written & Illustrated by Rita Bolla, published by TenderFire Books, 2019.

“This book is about people. The great ones. The ones who inspire. Who imprint themselves so deeply that the very idea of “you” and what you are capable of is radically transformed. These people need not be celebrities or world leaders. In fact, the people who truly make us come alive rarely ever are. More often than not, they seem on the surface like ordinary, everyday people. Sometimes we recognize their heroic grace at once. Sometimes only many years on. No matter how or when it happens, when the circumstance is ripe, these people will find you and lift you, even when you feel you have nothing to offer. They are out there. Never doubt this. And as you meet each of them, one-by-one, you will come to more fully recognize yourself in them and the value of the path you walk.” – CF Lapinel, writer & editor

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