Uncle Jallah Will Fix It
Author: Augustus Y. Voahn , Hallie A. Ndorley (Illustrator)
Publish: 2016
Publisher: Village Tales Publishing
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781945408021
Pages: 44

This story teaches a young girl that life has its limitations and nothing lasts forever. No matter how well you take care of your things, beware, there will come a time for that thing to be no more. When that happens, let go and move on with life. Korto is sad that she has out-grown her favorite blanket Uncle Jallah made her when she was a baby. So Uncle Jallah made her a dress out of the blanket. Then one day Mother said to her, “Korto, look at your dress. It is crumpled and rumpled. It is even getting small for you. It won’t fit you neatly again. It is time to throw it away.” “No, Mama,” said Korto. “Uncle Jallah will fix it.”

Author Details:

Augustus Y. Voahn was born in Zuolay, Nimba County, in the northeastern region of Liberia. He has a B.Sc. in Social Work from the Mother Patern College of Health Sciences and has worked in many rural communities in Liberia. His areas of focus include community development, child protection, women's empowerment, and girls' education. Voahn is the author of three books for children - Under the Bridge, Swimming at Ten, Ballah Makes Shapes, and Uncle Jallah Will Fix It.