We’re raising funds for “The Mango Girl” World Book Tour, to inspire, empower and share one woman’s story of perseverance and survival against all odds. Shared experience is a powerful tool, and the way Ava shares her story has already saved lives.
From a very young age, Dr. Ava Eagle Brown learned the life lessons of perseverance and survival. In “The Mango Girl” is the courageous story of growing up in one of the poorest areas of Jamaica. Ava’s determination and courage gave rise to her belief that she was destined for more than her community could offer. The expected and ingrained recreational activities of sex, raising babies and going to the farm were not enough for this young girl. She taught herself fortitude, enough to forge a very different path than the one expected of her.
Ava’s story starts in an area of high deprivation, even by rural Jamaica’s standards, where the need to find food often won over school attendance.