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 book for all of us.
A young boy is motivated to read and spell.
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, author, speaker, and management consultant.
She is the author of Conversations About Race (a bestselling book about our humanity), The Shimmigrant, and Same Elephants. She has also written and published four children's books about perseverance, reading, and dreaming big.
Her novel, The Shimmigrant, debuted as a number one new release in 2019.
Same Elephants debuted as a top 10 release in March 2020.
She is the host of Humanity Chats, a globally ranked podcast discussing everyday issues impacting humans.
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 chairman of the following:
She also served as secretary to the Charles Lea Center Foundation Board of Trustees, the American Red Cross, and The National Kidney Foundation.
As 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. 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 founder of Innovation Abound – a company that gives creative ideas the opportunity and resources to flourish.
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