Violet Loves the Letter "V": Virgin Islands Pride

by Ingrid A. Bough, J.D.


Book Details

Virgin Islands adventure in V words. Violet discovers her Virgin Islands Pride.

In a story set in a tropical island paradise, we meet Violet who is named after the violet flower. She loves her name and discovers the colors violet and purple have long been associated with royalty and majesty. Violet tries to identify as many V words on her beautiful island and while creating a story using as many V words as she can, discovers her island territories are rich in history and culture.

Violet learns to appreciate her beloved islands even more as she learns that the United States Virgin Islands, once known as the Dansk Vestindien (Danish West indies) have been influenced by faraway places like Africa, Denmark, Spain, France, England, Vieques, Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands and many more.

So many V words what is a girl to do? Throughout the day, Violet’s imagination takes her on an island roller coaster of twists and turns and she gains a sense of pride in herself and her homeland: Virgin Islands Pride. Violet takes pride that she is from such a unique place surrounded by the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.


About the Author

Ingrid A. Bough, J.D.

This is Ingrid Bough’s first children’s book. A former educator and library professional with thirty-one years of combined experience in the private, federal (Library of Congress) and local Virgin Islands government sectors. For 15 years, as a volunteer for the Library of Congress Center for the Book she implemented, organized and coordinated the participation of the U.S. Territories: American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the National Book Festival Pavilion of the States. Ingrid holds degrees from Howard University, University of Maryland College Park, and a Juris Doctorate degree in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She is a graduate of the National Leadership Institute, and a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Ingrid splits her time between Maryland and the USVI.