Weston Residents ReleaseCaribbean-Inspired Children’s Book

Just in time for summer, Angela Golden Bryan and her daughter, Erin Shae Bryan, are releasing their first children’s book together. The book is called “Anna and the Goat Foot Woman: A Story of Gratitude Inspired by Caribbean Folktales.” This magical story takes readers on a journey through Caribbean folklore, highlighting themes of resilience, friendship, and self-discovery. It’s perfect for kids aged 8 to 12 and offers a fun escape into Caribbean culture and traditions.

The story is set in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, and follows a young girl named Anna. She feels sad about leaving her home but soon finds herself on an exciting adventure. Along the way, she meets new friends who need help escaping from the mysterious Goat Foot Woman. Anna’s journey teaches her about courage and gratitude.

Angela has lived in Weston, Florida, for 25 years and is a well-loved member of the community. Before moving to Weston, she grew up in the Virgin Islands, where she developed a deep love for storytelling and her cultural heritage. Angela is excited to share this book with her daughter, celebrating their Caribbean roots and the values of resilience and friendship.

Erin, who graduated from Sagemont High School in Weston, has always loved writing. She published her first book at 16 and has continued to write ever since. Erin has a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Advertising from the University of South Florida and is now working on her master’s degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University. Working on this book with her mother has allowed Erin to combine her love for storytelling with her Caribbean heritage.

The release of “Anna and the Goat Foot Woman” was made possible by the Resist Foundation. Their grant helped produce the book through Fireburn Heritage, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to honoring the heritage of the U.S. Virgin Islands and fighting racism through cultural preservation and unity.

For more information about “Anna and the Goat Foot Woman” or to get your copy, visit www.FireburnHeritage.org