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Sea Safari: Amara and Bemba's Underwater Encounters

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"Sea Safari: Amara and Bemba's Underwater Encounters" by Shakeema Funchess takes readers on an enchanting journey beneath the waves, where the ocean's mysteries come to life through the eyes of two intrepid explorers. Amara and Bemba, an audacious pair, embark on an extraordinary underwater adventure that unveils the beauty and diversity of the ocean's depths.

As they delve deeper into the azure expanse, Amara and Bemba encounter a mesmerizing array of marine life. The story introduces us to Anansi, an angelfish adorned with iridescent fins that shimmer like fire, captivating the explorers with its elegance and grace. Along the way, they meet Chike, a charismatic clownfish who engages them in a delightful game of hide-and-seek, adding a touch of playfulness to their expedition.

Within the intricate coral reef, Amara and Bemba stumble upon Chinedu, a crab whose clever maneuvers and antics never fail to bring a smile to their faces. Through their encounters readers gain a deeper appreciation for the marine world's boundless beauty and the interconnectedness of its inhabitants.

ISBN: 978-1-0882-6200-9


  • JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)
    JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Fish
    JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Marine Life

Lexile Range: 1010L-1200L (Grade 3-6)

Audience: Juvenile (Child 8-11)

Page count: 24

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Author's Biography

Shakeema Funchess is an inspiring author who is making a difference in the lives of young readers. She is a graduate of Saint Bonaventure University and holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and pre-law. She minored in Arabic and Islamic Studies. Born and raised in bustling cities in New York, Funchess developed a love for writing and storytelling at a young age. After completing her education, Funchess began her career as a writer, focusing on creating stories that would empower and inspire young readers. She drew upon her own experiences as an African American woman to create relatable characters that would help children understand the complexities of the world around them. She is deeply committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in her writing, and her stories often feature characters from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. Funchess is known for her dynamic and engaging artistic style, which is both educational and entertaining. Her stories often tackle difficult topics such as racism, discrimination, and prejudice, but always do so with a message of hope and resilience. She is also a dedicated advocate for literacy and education and has worked tirelessly to promote the importance of reading and writing skills among young people. She wants her books to captivate and inspire young readers, and she remains committed to creating stories that promote diversity, kindness, empathy, and understanding.

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