Battle of the Books is a reading competition
that the Education Transformation Office (ETO), a region in Miami Dade County
School, has held over the past five years. We have relied on donations in order
to purchase novels for low income schools to create book clubs. Students then
keep the books in order to build a personal library of exceptional literature.
Schools chose six member teams to ‘battle’ their knowledge of the novels chosen
each year against other schools. Good sportsmanship along with a love of literature
is cultivated through this unique opportunity.
London. What if she pursued her master’s at an English university? Or left Florida to its sun and
swamps, and feasted her eyes instead on historic towers set against overcast skies? What if crossing
the ocean was the path to a brighter future?
Stuck in a dismal job and entangled in a back-and-forth relationship, Adia Kamaria ponders this
unexpected idea for quite a while before finally taking the plunge. But when she does, she does so
Yellow Tulips & Red Buses reads like a journal in its vulnerability and hopeful honesty as it recounts
Adia’s romantic escapades—first with a young Pakistani bloke, followed by a Nigerian prince—and
traces her travels in the United Kingdom and beyond when she’s not hard at work studying. While
she quickly learns she can’t leave her problems behind, she does realize that a fresh perspective can
do wonders for the soul.
An inspiring view of life and love through the eyes of a thirty-something woman who’s had her heart
broken one too many times, this no-filters account will make you laugh, cry, and long for adventures
of your own.
About the Author
Adia Kamaria, a great lover of history who is proud of her Jamaican heritage was born in Chicago, IL
and grew up in Miramar, Florida. Adia earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from
Florida International University and a master of arts in marketing management from Middlesex
University in London.