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Sasha Goes to America (Book #1, Young Shimmigrant)

Age Range: 3 – 8 years

Sasha Goes to Americais a story about a 12-year-old girl’s perseverance as a housemaid in Ghana and eventual immigration to America. 

Based on Marjy Marj’s debut novel, The Shimmigrant, Sasha Goes to America is book 1 of a 3 part Young Shimmigrant series.

“This book opened my eyes to how some parents would give up a lot to provide a better life for their children.” – Nicholas Buamah,9-year-old Bestselling Author and Philanthropist

“Marjy Marj’s beautifully illustrated Sasha Goes to America tells the delightful story of a young Ghanaian girl who emigrates from her family’s home in her village to the United States of America without her parents but with their blessing and their hope of a better life for their daughter. Marjy’s fiction illuminates this not uncommon occurrence with insight and empathy and will spark her young readers’ curiosity about our great big world. Hers is not a polemic tale, but, rather, a sweet story that will appeal to children of all backgrounds and experiences. I believe Marjy Marj has found her true calling as a children’s author!” – Michel Stone, M. Ed., Author: The IguanaTree and Border Child

“Marjy Marj’s Sasha Goes to America brings to life the unspoken aspects of immigration through engaging illustrations and writing. A page-turner indeed!” – Yaa Mcconnell (Gyasi), M. Ed, Owner, Primrose School of South Charlotte

Sasha Goes to America tackles the important topic of emigration in a fun, simple, and colorfully illustrated manner. Sasha’s story will elicit multiple conversations across the continent and beyond.” – Nana Awere Damoah, Co-Owner, Booknook Ghana

“Every child deserves to live in a world where they can see themselves in the pages of a book.”- Rosemond Owens, Diversity and Health Equity Professional & Author – Apples in a Seed

“Parents sacrificing to provide access to education intimately resonates locally and globally. Sasha’s story from Ghana captures the timeless quest for a better life even when transformative opportunities mean crossing physical, cultural, and linguistic borders away from our families and roots. Sasha Goes to America enriches young readers who gain when exposed to diverse characters from once distant lands.” – Araceli Hernández-Laroche, Ph.D.  Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Director, South Carolina Centro Latino (SCCL, El Centro) 

Weight 0.200 kg




Year Published





Fleance Forkuo (Illustrator),

Marjy Marj


Triple A Press


Young Shimmigrant


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