Local author and educator Alejandra Breeden has published “Jack’s Journey,” her debut children’s book sharing the story of a cheery donkey who must embark on an adventure to deliver a mysterious and precious gift.
In “Jack’s Journey,” Breeden illustrates the trip Mary and Joseph took from Nazareth to Bethlehem to deliver baby Jesus through the eyes of their trusty donkey. As Jack excitedly ponders the meaning behind the gift he carries, Breeden peppers in facts and bits of history to keep young readers engaged.
“I hope this book encourages children and parents or grandparents to discover history through a Biblical lens,” Breeden said. “My greater hope is that families feel encouraged to navigate the goodness and glory of God via this short and sweet introduction of Jesus Christ.”
Ultimately, Breeden says “Jack’s Journey” helps children discover who Jesus was beginning with his birth. It encourages them to pursue Christ as a gift regardless of their own life journey. The author also hopes empower readers to discover and learn new historical facts in a fun and interactive format.
Breeden is a high school history teacher who is passionate about helping students pursue both their academic and career goals. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a dual major in psychology from the University of Texas – Pan American. She also earned her Master of Arts degree in global security studies and leadership at UTPA.