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C is for Carnival

A picture book by Yolanda T. Marshall, illustrated by Daria Lavrova/

Yolanda T. Marshall, illustrated by Daria Lavrova

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. (From Chalkboard Publishing)

Yolanda T. Marshall is a writer of children's books including My Soca Birthday Party. Marshall was born in Guyana and grew up in Scarborough, Ont., surrounded by Caribbean culture. The children's books she writes are full of her love and appreciation for that culture and food is a big part of it.

Daria Lavrova is a children's book illustrator and painter based in Amsterdam.

From the book

A book page from C is for Carnival by Yolanda T. Marshall, illustrated by Daria Lavrova. (Chalkboard Publishing)

Interviews with Yolanda T. Marshall

Yolanda T. Marshall celebrates the diversity of food in the picture book My Soca Birthday Party: with Jollof Rice and Steel Pans. 12:03

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