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My Soca Birthday Party: With Jollof Rice and Steel Pans

A picture book by by Yolanda T. Marshall.

Yolanda T. Marshall

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. (From Chalkboard Publishing)

Yolanda T. Marshall is a writer of children's books. Marshall was born in Guyana and grew up in Scarborough, 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.

From the book

An interior page from the book My Soca Birthday Party by Yolanda T. Marshall. (Chalkboard Publishing)
An interior page from the book My Soca Birthday Party by Yolanda T. Marshall. (Chalkboard Publishing)

Interviews with by 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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