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Valrie Kemp-Davis

 Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,but by the moments that take our breath away.


Valrie Kemp Davis is a native of Tampa, Florida who makes her home in East Chicago, Indiana. She is the author of culturally conscious literature that celebrate children of the diaspora. She believes in the traditions of the Griot and loves to record history and tell stories in a contemporary, clever, and relevant manner. Believing in the power of education, self-love, and self-knowledge, she has sought to cross the Middle Passage to join hearts and hands for a common purpose of reclamation of history, social justice, honor, love and unity. She attended Warner University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree and attended graduate school at Clark Atlanta University. Her law enforcement careers spans thirty years employment respectively with Georgia and Illinois Department of Corrections.

Ms. Kemp-Davis is a Life Member and Silver Star of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Her philosophical brand was developed under the Carradice Collection imprint where her slogans are "Collectively We Carry This” and “Embracing Cultures, Enriching Lives!" To date she has authored two culturally based children's books, Jamaican Mi Seh Mi ABCs and Rainbow Cuddlings, and co-authored an anthology - Triumph Over Grief  



Jamaican Mi Seh Mi ABC's is a children's book written by Valrie Kemp-Davis and illustrated by Michael Talbot. It takes the classical alphabet book approach and puts a cultural spin to it, weaving aspects of the Jamaican culture into each page. This ABC book is the voice and heart of eleven-year-old Carradice. Though Midwest made and straight out of East Chicago, don’t get it twisted — this young gyal was very much born Jamerican! You are cordially being invited to a JamRock lyrical, patois rhythmic adventure. Join in as Carradice and Deejay Rewind school you from A to Z on her father’s culture, foods, heroes, traditions, customs, music... Everyting, Mon.

Self published






  • Rainbow Cuddlings 
  • Triumph Over Grief (Co-author)




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