Indulge in some childlike wonder as AARLCC Book Talk series tackles new book, “The Wondrous Butterfly” by local author Jethro Francois – set for Saturday, October 3, starting 3 pm at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale.
The new book tells the “parable-like story of a lively young boy who is struck with an illness that robs him of his vitality. But, like a caterpillar that transforms into a butterfly, this boy finds spiritual and physical healing.
Author Jethro Francois says he hopes his new book “inspires hope, faith, perseverance and transformation.”
Jethro Francois was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on July 4, 1977. As a youth he focused on science and then came to a love for literature. After arriving in the United States in 1995, he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology at Georgetown College. His very first literary work, “My Beloved,” was published in 2005 by the International Library of Poetry. His novel for children, “The Butterfly,” was published in 2010. He is also known as Princynova, the founder of a Christian band called Acoustub. He writes songs, as well as stories and articles, and has just released his first song, “How Do I Say That I Love You?”