Dr. Rose Ihedigbo-Franklin
About Dr. Rose Ihedigbo-Franklin
Dr. Rose Ihedigbo-Franklin went to the University of Massachusetts-Amherst to receive a BA, M.Ed., and an Ed.D. in Early Childhood Education. Rose has become an expert in Early Childhood Education and does consulting works for childcare programs across the country. She is also a former reviewer of Head Start programs and cofounded the Nigerian American Technological and Agricultural College (NATAC) with her late husband, Apollos. Rose Rose is re-married to Rev. Riley Franklin. They now live in Abingdon, Maryland.
Rose and three young children walked onto American soil wearing Sandals in the Snow, an abrupt transition from Nigeria to New York. This fascinating memoir recounts the amazing journey of an African family searching for the American dream. Rose Ihedigbo draws readers into the account beginning in two small villages in Nigeria, through snowstorms, and into life in New York and Massachusetts. This engaging story sweeps the readers in, allowing them to live vicariously through the experiences. Sandals in the Snow integrates the author’s native language, Igbo, with English and utilizes African phrases and simple translations.
Rose poetically describes her story and the faithfulness of God that was impressed on her through every experience. Discover hope for your own struggle in this dramatic testimony to what can be achieved through commitment, faith, and education. This memoir provides readers an understanding of religion in African villages and a personal account of the Biafra War. You will be encouraged at this portrait of human resilience and triumph over adversities.