Nadia L. Hohn
Groundwood Books (House of Anansi Press)
for the official launch of their picture book
Written by Nadia L. Hohn
Illustrated by Irene Luxbacher
Saturday, March 5, 2016
2 p.m.- 4 p.m.
A Different Booklist
746 Bathurst Street
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.