Georgie D. Tyler High graduate publishes children’s book

Published 12:22 pm Saturday, November 18, 2017

Marva L. Parker, a Georgie D. Tyler High School graduate, recently published her first children’s book, “Birds of a Feather,” which tells the story of a girl who loves school but is home sick with the flu.

Marva L. Parker

Parker published her book through Authorhouse Self Publishing on Oct. 14. It is currently available for purchase online from Barnes & Noble in paperback for $16.99, and on for the same price or a $3.99 Kindle edition.

“The story unfolds from an adult perspective, revisiting a childhood memory about birds and her desire to be at school,” Parker said.

Though this is Parker’s first published work of fiction, she has written poetry and newspaper articles for over 20 years. She is a former Holland-area correspondent for The Suffolk News Herald and currently teaches third grade at Elephant’s Fork Elementary School in Suffolk. She resides in Suffolk as well.

Parker graduated from Georgie D. Tyler High School in 1967, when it served as Isle of Wight County Schools’ then-segregated African-American high school until integration in 1969. The site on which the building stood is now the location of Georgie D. Tyler Middle School.