Ophelia S. Lewis

Ophelia S. Lewis

As publisher at Village Tales Publishing, Ophelia S. Lewis has been working with seasoned, as well as aspiring writers for over seventeen years providing publishing opportunities. Her extensive background in self-publishing has given her a broad base from which to approach the publishing industry. Lewis has written books in several genres; including children’s books, fiction, non-fiction, gamebook, reference, educational workbook, and poetry.

Lewis is a member of the Liberia Literary Society organization, which supports educational opportunities, girls’ education and preserves Liberia/Liberian literary works. She especially enjoys mentoring young African/Liberian writers in bringing their work into print.

Lewis is the CEO of the Liberia Literary Society organization, which provides resources to preserve Liberia’s literary works, advance girls’ education and youth development. Giving children a chance to learn is one of the most urgent priorities in Liberia. As a published author and humanitarian, Lewis takes on the dire, yet fulfilling task of giving children an opportunity to start a solid educational journey. Hopefully, the synergy of Liberia Literary Society and Village Tales Publishing will produce effective results for students. Quality education is key to any society’s success; this ignites Lewis’ passion for writing children’s books.

LLS Agenda:

  • Publish Liberia Literary Society Newsletter (Quarterly Magazine)
  • Book Collection for Schools and Organizations
  • Promote literary activities — Writing Contest
  • Promote Liberia literature in the digital age
  • Create an online library — a resource database; an organized record of books on Liberia and/or by Liberian Authors
  • LLS Annual Achievement Awards — awarded based entirely on members votes; in the following categories Best (Fiction, Non-fiction, Children’s Book, Science, Technology, Text Book, Poetry & Essay, Journalism, Sports, Law, Business & Finance, Juvenile, and Politics)
  • Fundraising to support LLS Campaigns — Educational Projects, Scholarships, & Publishing

Giving Back to Quality Education

No Child Left Behind

Teacher Jeanette is an initiative that emphasized the academic development of young children by making available books and workbooks that help parents and teachers inspire literacy and learning for children in African developing countries; publishing academic books students can relate to culturally. The importance of preparing students with a solid educational foundation, making a difference in the lives of children as they prepare for their educational journey.

Partnership With Orphanage In Liberia
Two-Year No Child Left Behind Program
Sexy Like A Book

Liberia Literary Society Supporting Project

(SLAB) Sexy-Like-A-Book is a Martha Juah Educational Foundation initiative, designed to inspire young women and girls (ages 12-21) to improve their perspective on reading, literacy, and education. With 61 million girls out of school globally, the need to create educational programs, opportunities, and spaces that engage and support girls along their educational journey is more critical now than ever. SLAB helps in combating the high rate of illiteracy in Liberia, by cultivating a culture of reading that transcends the classrooms, and motivates girls to be intelligent, poised, creative, and assertive visionaries, who contribute to their communities and the world.

We help to meet the basic needs of primary education for children living in an orphanage. We believe that every child is precious and every life has a purpose. It is our goal to provide homeschooling education to children without access to quality education. Liberia’s orphans deserve the right to build their life with a solid foundation for their educational journey. The 2-year program includes a Teacher-to-student ratio, 1:20, nine Teacher Jeanette Kinder Kollege workbooks (math, science, social studies, Bible stories, language arts, reading, writing, spelling, technology, and handwriting), and a backpack with school supplies.

Our workbooks have the thousands of hours our hearts carry to dream that we can help children prepare for a future where they can have any career they aspire to have. Teacher Jeanette Kinder Kollege Workbooks are designed to deliver the highest standard, and beyond, today’s pre-elementary education. By learning just 200 words, a kindergartener will be ready to pick up a beginner book and read. A strong start helps ensure a child is able to benefit from the learning opportunities available in today’s kindergarten classrooms and homeschooling. These workbooks provide plenty of practice for children to succeed in kindergarten and beyond!

Joining me on this project are L. M. Logan and Patrice Juah.

Manseen Logan is a Liberian-American editor and writer. She published the first story in the “Adventures at Camp Pootie-Cho” children’s book series. In the series, readers can learn about Liberia’s endangered wildlife, the unique rainforest, and valuable life lessons. She enjoys participating in kids’ book readings sponsored by the Liberia Literary Society.

Patrice Juah is a communications professional, writer and editor. As founder of the Martha Juah Educational Foundation, she champions girls’ education and leadership, through the foundation’s academic initiative, Sexy Like A Book. An accomplished author, poet, and public speaker, her literary works cover a wide range of themes, to include personal life experiences, women’s empowerment, and humor. A firm believer in the transformative power of education, Juah contributes to the Liberia Literary Society and Village Tales Publishing, as board member and editor, respectively.

“Alone we can do so little, Together we can do so much.” Helen Keller

How to Help

Donate to the cost of School Supplies, Teacher Training & Salary, Workbooks Production, and Shipping;

Sponsor a Child: Help a child grow up educated. The 2-year program includes a backpack with 9 Teacher Jeanette Kinder Kollege Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade workbooks & School Supplies. Donate $125.00 per child;

Fundraise: Help raise money for Liberia Literary Society on Facebook by creating a fundraiser;

AmazonSmile is a program where Amazon donates to your favorite charity at no extra cost when you shop at smile.amazon.com. Every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donationWe are registered with the AmazonSmile program. Please choose Liberia Literary Society as your charity when you shop;

Volunteer: From one-time opportunities to ongoing partnerships, become a kindergarten and elementary school teacher to help students learn and apply important concepts.

Purchase Books: 100% of book sales royalties go to the ongoing support of educating orphans in Liberia.