Anna and the Goat Foot Woman

“Anna and the Goat Foot Woman: A Story of Gratitude Inspired by Caribbean Folktales”, is a captivating children’s book brought to life by Angela Golden Bryan and Erin Shae Bryan, alongside their dedicated team. Join Anna on a fantastical journey through the vibrant world of Caribbean folklore, where themes of resilience, friendship, and self-discovery intertwine to form a heartwarming narrative.

As Anna bids farewell to St. Croix, little does she know that her departure marks the beginning of an enchanting adventure. Alongside newfound friends, she embarks on a mission to rescue them from the mysterious clutches of the Goat Foot Woman. Through this magical journey, Anna learns that true happiness comes from within, transcending material possessions.

We extend a heartfelt thanks to the Resist Foundation for their generous support in bringing ‘Anna and the Goat Foot Woman’ to life. Their commitment to justice and liberation has allowed us to share this empowering story inspired by Caribbean folklore, enriching the lives of young readers and amplifying diverse voices in children’s literature.

Age Range: 8-12 years old

Fireburn the Documentary

Fireburn the Documentary

This educational short film serves as a tool for cultural preservation and shares the rich history of the US Virgin Islands. The documentary features historians, artists and cultural ambassadors sharing their knowledge of the bloody labor revolt of 1878 on the island of St. Croix.

The Fireburn documentary was selected as the 2021 Best Documentary at the Chicago Indie Film Awards, as well as at the Djarfogo International Film Festival (West Africa); it received the 2021 Best Producer award by Luminous Frames Film Festival (Denmark); and the 2021 Audience Choice award at the International Black & Diversity Film Festival (Canada). It was nominated as a semi-finalist at the Flicker’s Rhode Island International Film Festival and nominated for either Best Director, Best Doc Short or Best Experimental Short in 12 different film festivals for 2021. The documentary is airing on PBS.

For information about how you can purchase licensing rights to screen this film for your school, or organize a screening, visit New Day Films.

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We are honored to announce that both “Fireburn the Screenplay” and “James and the Fireburn” were selected as “Great ‘Reads from Great Places” in 2022.

About “Great ‘Reads from Great Places”

Every year, a list of books representing the literary heritage of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands is distributed by the Library of Congress’s Center for the Book during the National Book Festival. Each book is selected by a local Center for the Book or state library and most are for children and young readers. Books may be written by authors from the state, take place in the state, or celebrate the state’s culture and heritage.

Library of Congress: Great Reads from Great Places - Adult Award
Library of Congress: Great Reads from Great Places - Children's Award

Fireburn The Screenplay

Angela Golden Bryan wrote Fireburn The Screenplay: A story of passion ignited, based on the history of St. Croix, with the intention of creating greater awareness of the US Virgin Island’s bloody Labor Revolt of 1878. This pivotal event is known as the Fireburn and it drastically affected the people and economy of the islands. Due to the unique nature of the US Virgin Islands, this story is Caribbean history, Danish history, African diaspora history and World history, yet it is little known outside the islands.

Bryan’s historical fiction is a tribute to the four “Queens” who rose to leadership by taking a fiery stance against the unfair labor conditions that existed for the emancipated Laborers. Her book weaves a tale of passion, purpose, and revenge and delivers an electrifying and visceral experience to the reader. The vivid descriptions, historical references, and turbulent relationships create a myriad of emotions.

Interesting trivia about Fireburn the Screenplay’s success:

  • Amazon #1 Bestseller July 2019
  • Fireburn The Screenplay made it to the #1 spot on in Screenplays, beating “Save the Cat” by Blake Snyder and “The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens” by Neil Gaiman
  • Fireburn The Screenplay made it to the #22nd spot in Performing Arts, beating old-time classics such as “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller and the infamous “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare Fireburn The Screenplay reached spot #1,862 for all books sold on Amazon. Top 2000 amongst millions and millions of books available.

James and the Fireburn

James and the Fireburn is a story within a story, beautifully woven by best-selling author, Angela Golden Bryan. It is important for children to learn right from wrong and to avoid destructive bullying behavior. James and the Fireburn not only provides lessons in making wise choices for children, it also teaches them a bit of US Caribbean history in the process. This book takes challenging subjects and presents them in a fun rhyme, making both the story and lesson easier to learn and remember. In an age-appropriate manner, James and the Fireburn explores what happens when silence prevails and also encourages children to stand up for what is right.

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Interesting trivia about James and the Fireburn’s success:

  • BookauthorityJames and the Fireburn was selected by BookAuthority as one of the best Caribbean history books of all time.
  • “James and the Fireburn” was taken to the senate floor by US Virgin Islands Senator Genevieve Whitaker in August of 2021, as an example of the type of book that should be in VI classrooms to teach students about history and appropriate anti-bullying behavior.

Renew Your Mind Card Deck

This beautiful and inspirational card deck was created with lots of love and consists of 31 individual cards. Thoughts are powerful “things” that can shape your life so you must be intentional about the thoughts you think. This card deck will help you focus on Biblical truth so that you can get the results you desire.

Inspired by Angela’s love for the Caribbean, the cards have tropical scenes on one side, along with powerful affirmations, while the other is a “madras” pattern and includes powerful Scripture. Angela loves madras and identifies with it strongly as a part of her culture. Many islands throughout the Caribbean have chosen to use madras, which is a calico-like print, as the material of choice for cultural costumes, clothing and decoration. Madras originates from the peasant class in India and is named after a small village, Madraspatnam. Madras made its way to the Caribbean in the 1600s when Dutch and British settlers used it in trade.

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