The Shimmigrant is a compelling story of a young girl's will to survive against all odds.
An enlightening, introspective, heartwarming novel about four friends from diverse backgrounds.
A story about a 12-year-old girl's perseverance as a housemaid in Ghana and eventual immigration to America.
13-year-old Sasha Badu’s perseverance as a young black immigrant in America.
A young girl's determination to thrive.
Marjorie Boafo Appiah aka Marjy Marj is a visionary, management consultant, author and speaker.
She is the founder of Innovation Abound – a company that gives creative ideas the opportunity and resources to flourish.
An advocate for humanity, she is a sought-after speaker who keeps the crowd entertained and engaged at all times.
As a community leader, Marjy has served as the chairman of the Hub City Writers Project Board of Directors, secretary to the Charles Lea Center Foundation Board of Trustees, and as the chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Spartanburg Day School. She has also served with the American Red Cross, Women Giving for Spartanburg, and The National Kidney Foundation to promote the organizations' core values. Marjy is the 2022 chair of the The Spartanburg Regional Foundation Grants Committee.
As the founder of Girls for STEAM, and a literary advocate, Marjy believes in the importance of representation in literature. In 2015, she partnered with her family and friends to launch the Giving Book Day program. As a result, she collaborates with schools, bookstores and publishing houses to distribute books to school aged children. Giving Book Day enlarged its footprint by partnering with Project Lit Ghana and Ghanaian schools to gift books by authors of African descent to children and young adults in Ghana. The project is ongoing. Other partners in the reading initiative include Barnes and Noble, Hub City Bookshop, Leadership Spartanburg and benefactors from the Clear the List movement.
Marjy is the author of The Shimmigrant, Same Elephants and The Young Shimmigrant Series.
Her novel, The Shimmigrant, debuted as a number 1 new release in 2019.
Same Elephants debuted as a top 10 release in March 2020.
The 3 books in The (2021) Young Shimmigrant Series - Sasha Goes to America, Sasha Perseveres in America and Sashsa Dreams Big are global favorites.
Marjy is the host of Humanity Chats, a show about everyday issues impacting humans.
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