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This coloring book was designed for children to have fun while learning the Garifuna language. This coloring book will help them learn how to count up to ten as well as name some elements of our daily life in Garifuna. The Garifuna language originated in the Island of St. Vincent prior to the Garifuna people's exile to Central America in 1797. The language is currently spoken by more than 100,000 Garifunas, mainly, in Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, and in the United States. On May 21st 2001, the UNESCO declared the Garifuna Language, Dance, and Music a "Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity".
About the Author
Isidra Sabio was born in the Garifuna community of Cristales in Trujillo, Honduras. She attended world renowned Panamerican School of Agriculture (El Zamorano), becoming the first Garifuna woman to graduate from this prestigious university. She obtained her Master in Science from Louisiana State University. After graduating, she returned to Honduras and worked for the United Nations in Malaria control and research for 3 years. In 2007, Isidra was awarded "Scientific Contribution Award" by the Honduran President during the celebrations of the Afro-descendants month. Currently, she coordinates science research projects for a University Hospital in New York City. Isidra has worked as a volunteer for different Garifuna organizations, in Honduras as well as in the United States. Most recently she has been working as a volunteer for the Garifuna Coalition, where she now serves as a Board Member since 2010