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Caribbean holiday inspires first book from Bilston mum

A family holiday and the wonderment of youth has helped a Black Country mother realise a dream.

Natasha Brown has written a new children's book called Jehvon goes to Jamaica. She is pictured with her son Elijah, aged 6, who the book is based on

Natasha Brown from Bilston has written her first book, a children’s book called “Jehvon goes to Jamaica”, which is designed for children aged seven and under.

The book is about a young boy who goes on his first holiday to the Caribbean to meet family members and learn more about the culture.

The 33-year-old English teacher said she had been inspired to write the book after a family holiday with her mother and her son Elijah to Jamaica in 2016.

She said: “We went over there for a family wedding and a lot of what happens in the book is what happened on the holiday with Elijah, who was two at the time.

“The idea is to see what it would be like from a child’s point of view what Jamaica is like, as well as let children see what that country is like and see the beauty of it from innocent eyes.”

Mrs Brown said she had always wanted to write a book and found that her experiences as a teacher at Moseley Park School in Bilston inspired her.

It had already topped the Amazon Best Seller’s List within weeks of its release and Mrs Brown said her pupils had been very excited to hear about her book. “

They’ve all been saying how cool it is that their teacher is a writer and I’ve had emails from parents saying how inspiring they’re finding it.

“I hope it can help them learn about the culture and the people and also about how to do their own books, plus they’ve all been asking me where Jehvon is going next. I don’t know yet, but I’d like to see him going to a European country next,” she added.

“Jehvon goes to Jamaica” is available to buy at

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