About the Author
The Cool Exchange site has been a labor of love for myself, Aderemi T. Adeyemi, independent writer and publisher of books for children and adults.
Sometimes the writing happens while enjoying a steaming cup of tea. The books range from picture books in verse, to easy reader chapter books, to illustrated non-fiction, to books of poetry with mature themes. There is a great appreciation for learning in an industry that changes rapidly. My first books have included my own illustrations, but collaborations with new artists help to illustrate the lastest book.
Lil’ Phyllis Meets Her Book Fair Fairy
Life has not been the same for Lil’ Phyllis since her father left for Africa, especially when it comes to books and reading. What used to be a fun activity is now something she dreads. What will she do when her school organizes a book fair? Join Lil’ Phyllis as she meets her Book Fair Fairy and faces her reading challenge.
This book teaches children relevant topics, including math and history, in a clear and humorous manner. A fun read for girls and boys alike.
When You Meet a Djembe Drum
This book is about a boy who has had a rough day, but learns a lesson in emotional awareness from a djembe that speaks . A djembe, named Jembe, shows the boy her West African origin- the people who invited djembes, what djembes are made from, and teaches the basics of djembe playing. Have you been trying to teach your children/students something about African culture? Perhaps you just want them to know about life outside their own continent. Or maybe you just want your African kids to learn of their own culture…. Look no further. This book’s illustrates how to play it in a very interesting and engaging manner that keeps 5-12 year olds excited. The text is backed up with beautiful illustrations that aids the imagination of the reader. You would love it!
Lil’ Phyllis Loves to Laff
Lil’ Phyllis shares the gift of laughter with everyone, including her classmates. “She laughs on the school yard, she laughs down the hall. She just laughs and laughs. Lil’ Phyllis her way into the classroom”, And learns a valuable lesson in return. Written in verse, this upbeat telling of an original tale is relatable to children and grown-ups alike because the expression of laughter is universal. Look for this story to be retold languages all over the world.