Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) collaborated on this new children's book with Robin Carter and with artist, Al Hawkins. 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/Geechee guides, weaving visions out of their deep interconnectedness to the rhythms of the shores of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, 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 encouraging and implementing change in midst of dynamic current interest in conservation and in the Gullah/Geechee culture.
Hunnuh gwine hafa journee wid we ta de shoreline of de Gullah/Geechee!