Nadia’s WISH

by Vanessa LaTanya Hill & Illustrated by Lisa Reid-Williamson

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 30/07/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781982229757

About the Book

A girl. A calling. A wish.

Nadia’s Wish takes you on a multifaceted journey through a young girl’s bereavement over the loss of her Nana with whom she had an essential, daily, and foundational relationship. Through magical storytelling, we experience the essence of Nadia’s dear Nana as we meet the mystical and enchanting friends who have woven themselves into the tapestry of her family’s life in Cayo Hueso.

About the Author

Vanessa LaTanya Hill is a multi-talented creative services producer, educator, advocate and public health program developer who functions with a sense of purpose that's both enterprising and creative. She has worked in several universities in the areas of administration, recruitment, public outreach, media, graduate studies, and as an instructor. She has also worked in healthcare as an EMT, in grant management and community engagement. Ms. Hill is a native conch from Key West, Florida. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University and has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Christopher Newport University, Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from Howard University, graduate courses in Religious Studies from Howard University School of Divinity, and a Masters of Public Health degree from The George Washington University - Milken Institute School of Public Health, where she serves on the Alumni Advisory Board. Her focus on “seasoned” women’s health, which grew out of her love, respect and influence of her Nana, who died 2 weeks after diagnosis of stage 4 cancer of the uterus, led to the creation of her nonprofit Project Nana, a senior women's organization, founded to provide awareness and resources for matriarchs, and advocates and educates about post-menopausal women's health, access to healthcare and quality of life. The artistic side of Vanessa entails writing, directing and producing with film, radio, commercials, publications and special event credits. Nadia's Wish, her first children's book which creatively deals with the public health issue of childhood trauma and grief, pays homage to her grandparents and Caribbean heritage. An avid traveler, engaging in international projects in Africa, the Caribbean and Central America, including extended time in Costa Rica, Vanessa believes that cultural immersion broadens one's education and expands one's global perspective and sense of responsibility to the most vulnerable communities. Ms. Hill’s vision is to use her skills as an advocate, a creative, a healer and an educator to inspire dialogue and actions leading to awareness, holistic healing, engagement and transformation.