February 11, 2016

Malaika's Costume: Book launch (Toronto)

Join author

Nadia L. Hohn

and illustrator

Irene Luxbacher

with publisher

Groundwood Books (House of Anansi Press)

for the official launch of their picture book

Malaika's Costume
Written by Nadia L. Hohn
Illustrated by Irene Luxbacher
Groundwood Books
32 pp.
Ages 4-8
March 2016


Saturday, March 5, 2016 

2 p.m.- 4 p.m. 


A Different Booklist 
746 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON

The book is described as follows:
It’s Carnival time. The first Carnival since Malaika’s mother moved to Canada to find a good job and provide for Malaika and her grandmother. Her mother promised she would send money for a costume, but when the money doesn’t arrive, will Malaika still be able to dance in the parade? 
Disappointed and upset at her grandmother’s hand-me-down costume, Malaika leaves the house, running into Ms. Chin, the tailor, who offers Malaika a bag of scrap fabric. With her grandmother’s help, Malaika creates a patchwork rainbow peacock costume, and dances proudly in the parade.
(Retrieved from House of Anansi website at http://houseofanansi.com/products/malaikas-costume)

In addition to supporting diversity in youngCanLit,
this book launch will be a great opportunity to:

• get a taste of the Caribbean Carnival season
• hear a reading of the book by author Nadia L. Hohn
• meet the illustrator Irene Luxbacher, and
• purchase a copy of the book, and get it signed. 

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