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 Dimitris’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.
Traditionally Published by Chalkboard Publishing Spring 2022
A Piece of Black Cake for Santa
Femi and her friends plan to leave traditional Caribbean treats out for Santa, including Black Cake. The children share warm wishes for their favourite dishes while enjoying winter activities at the Christmas fair.
This is the 3rd edition. Originally self-published in 2017.
Traditionally Published by Chalkboard Publishing 2021 (Adopted in 2020) - ISBN: 9781771055857
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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. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
Traditionally Published by Chalkboard Publishing 2021
My Soca Birthday Party
with Jollof Rice and 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.
Traditionally Published by Chalkboard Publishing
2020 (Award winning title)
Miles Away In The Caribbean
Miles Away In The Caribbean is a poetically written story about a Canadian boy named Miles. In his magical spaceship, he visits Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. Miles highlights magnificent landmarks and enjoyed his cultural adventures.
Sweet Sorrel Stand
Rose and Nicolas loved their favourite Caribbean sorrel drink so much, the siblings decided to create a sorrel stand with the assistance of their parents. Their Sweet Sorrel Stand was a success in the neighbourhood. The main ingredient of the drink is the Roselle plant (Sorrel), a species of hibiscus which is native to West Africa. The red flower buds are boiled, strained, sweetened with sugar, with a touch of ginger, cinnamon, orange peel and cloves. Once cooled for a couple of hours or overnight, it is served with ice. It is known to be very rich in antioxidants. Traditionally, this drink is served during Christmas holidays. On a hot summer day, it is a refreshing alternative to lemonade.
Keman's First Carnival
This was Keman's first experience of Toronto's annual Caribbean Carnival. The excited 8 year old and his Mother enjoyed the rituals at the Caribbean celebration, such as picking a flag to wave, the Caribbean influenced foods, dancing, costumes and music. Keman is a young, Black Canadian child with Caribbean roots.
Messages on Dried Leaves
Messages on Dried Leaves' is a mild resurrection of the Author's first poetry book, 'Obayifo'. This book is a poetic collection of personal notes, texts, emails and voice mails sent to muses of the past.
A Poetic Journey into The Mind of Miss Marshall
"Enter my dark room of flickering lights,
Entertainment most suited for the eyes
Eyes so voiceless your lips express jealousy
Ending conversations, competing quietly
Enter my world"