My Soca Birthday Party:
With Jollof Rice & Steel Pans

As Anne’s birthday drew close, her friends prepared a soca party. Anne loves the sound of Caribbean soca music played on steel pans and West Africa’s spicy jollof rice. Hence, her friends planned to celebrate her special day with a fusion of sounds and traditional dishes from Caribbean and African countries — a representation of their diverse yet comparable cultures. Anne was in for a real surprise.

Written by Yolanda T. Marshall and Illustrated by Subi Bosa

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C is for Carnival

D is for dance! E is for emancipation! From A to Z, this is a rhyming alphabet book that celebrates Canada’s Caribbean Carnival. This engaging and educational book features a diverse cast of children in vibrant costumes as they ‘play mas’ while dancing to Soca and Calypso music. A glossary at the end makes it easy for readers, including parents and teachers, to review what they have learned.

Written by Yolanda T. Marshall and Illustrated by Daria Lavrova

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A Piece of Black Cake for Santa

Femi and her friends plan to leave traditional Caribbean treats for Santa, including Black Cake. The children share warm wishes for their favourite dishes while enjoying winter activities at the Christmas fair.

Written by Yolanda T. Marshall and Illustrated by Subi Bosa

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Hot Cross Buns for Everyone

Hot Cross Buns For Everyone! Jackson’s friends and their families bake assorted hot cross buns for his Easter party. Liam’s foster parents use his most memorable Scottish ingredient, and Dimitri’s dad adds Greek mahlepi spice. Some have rainbow colours for all to see and a sweet Jamaican bun and cheese recipe! One by one, the children arrive with hot cross buns for everyone.

Written by Yolanda T. Marshall and Illustrated by Daria Lavrova

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