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Flash could run fast, but living in a ghetto in Kingston, Jamaica, abandoned by his father, his mother in prison, life was rough. He performed badly at school, was often absent, and ran wild through the city streets. Then Usain Bolt’s win at the Beijing Olympics inspired him to change his ways, and gave him hope for the future. More
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About Helen Williams

Helen Williams is an Oxford graduate, who came to Jamaica in 1968. In a teaching career spanning 38 years, she taught at Rusea’s High School; Green Island Secondary School; Lucea Prep School (as founding principal); and Montego Bay Community College.
Since retirement she has taken up writing for children. Her first published story was “Finding My Roots” published in Tony Bradman’s Anthology All in the Family. This was followed by Delroy in the Marog Kingdom, a fantasy/folklore chapter book for 10-15 year-olds,under the pen-name Billy Elm. It was judged Best Children’s Chapter Book by the Book Industry of Jamaica in 2011. It was chosen by the Jamaica Library Service to be used in their Summer Reading Competition 2011. Helen Williams was an invited writer at Calabash Literary Festival 2010.

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Review by: Amarissa Amber Cale on July 25, 2012 :
This is one of the most heart-warming and inspiring stories I have ever read! This is a story you want to read to any youngster that may be struggling to find their place in the world. I myself enjoyed the story, always anxious to get to the next page.
Flash is a story about a determined and courageous boy who learns what it means to strive for what we desire from life.
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