When you jaunt with Jayla, the world is at your fingertips! She and her magical Auntie Yah-Yah criss-cross the globe and explore regional culture and history in countless adventures.
Jayla’s Jaunts, by Senyah Haynes, is a children’s adventure series that teaches young readers about African American history and culture in each of the United States. Going in alphabetical order.
In this first book of the series, Jayla’s Jaunts: All About Alabama, Jayla travels back in time where she journeys from Selma to Tuskegee… Her Auntie Yah-Yah walks her across a very special bridge, recalls a story about some spunky fighter pilots, and tells the tale of a feisty little lady who didn’t like having to sit in the back of the bus…
In this second book of the series, Jayla’s Jaunts: Adventures in Alaska, Auntie Yah-Yah shows Jayla the great outdoors, the northern lights, and a moment back in time when toiling men showed resilience as they connected Alaska to “the lower 48…”
Jayla’s Jaunts: Arizona Antics takes Jayla and her Auntie Yah-Yah to the Arizona desert where they learn about the Navajo Nation. They also curiously watch a lady dig a very conspicuous hole… one that turns into an underground house away from “the critters and the heat” and becomes the talk of the town!