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Culturally Informative Book Showcases the Unique Caribbean Heritage 

Author Tanya N. Ragbeer’s “The Journeys of Tati” reveals the essence and evolution of the Caribbean people—and explores its various cultures and rich traditions 

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. –  The Caribbean region, also known as the West Indies, is made up of a chain of island nations that borders the eastern Caribbean Sea, and its bordering neighbors. Its people are a blend of many cultures—it’s a melting pot of nationalities that make up the diverse heritage of the Caribbean countries and their people. To help readers understand further this rich and splendid region, author Tanya N. Ragbeer will take them on a fabulous tour through its history, culture, traditions, and people in The Journeys of Tati.

This culturally informative book follows the journey of Tati, a young Caribbean-American girl, through time and in and around her community in the United States, and the Caribbean. With her enamored life by the affluence and grandeur of the Caribbean, she draws the readers through her gloriously extensive travels as she reveals who the Caribbean people are and how they have evolved to being part of the American society today, and specifically, South Florida and Atlanta. She will introduce them to the rich Caribbean history, unique culture, vibrantly enduring traditions, and a mixture of people—a remarkable heritage that will surely fascinate and surprise everyone. 

Readers will certainly have an absolute adventure with Tati as they see her many faces while she merges into various cultures and celebrates each heritage. They will find out if she will arrive victorious in her search for the right decision on where she wants to be and who she aspires to become. 

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to www.Xlibris.com. 

About the Author:

Tanya Ragbeer was born in Kingston, Jamaica where she studied advanced level art, competed and placed second in the poster competition for the launch of the national Aids Awareness campaign, designed costumes for Jamaica’s national Festival group parade and Jamaica’s national Festival Queen competition. She migrated to the United States at the age of 19. Ragbeer attended Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design majoring in fine arts.  She relocated to Atlanta, Ga. where she continued to design costumes for Caribbean Carnival parades, and eager to earn a substantial living, she entered the corporate world.  She held many key positions including Marketing Director, Sales Trainer, and later Vice President and Branch Manager for a local bank; however, after the tragic passing of her first-born daughter Tatiana, she changed careers and became certified as a Professional Life and Business Coach where she fulfills a passion for helping others accomplish their personal and professional goals. She has always been passionate about her culture and is a strong advocate for Caribbean awareness, and in maintaining intrinsic traditions. In her spare time she continues to draw; is an avid reader; writes articles, books, poems and song lyrics. She enjoys spending time with her family and is the founder and president of the non-profit organization Transforming America Through Interaction (“TATI”), Inc., which was named after her eldest daughter Tatiana (Tati), provides leadership and scholarship opportunities for youth and supports disadvantaged children in the Caribbean.


The Journeys of Tati * by Tanya N. Ragbeer

A Caribbean-American Girl

Publication Date: June 1, 2012

Picture Book; $31.99; 50 pages; 978-1-4771-0034-9

Picture Book Hardcover; $41.99; 50 pages; 978-1-4771-0035-6

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.  To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.


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