#WorldKidLit Wednesday: The Wonder of the World Leaf

In today’s #WorldKidLit Wednesday review, let's travel to the Caribbean island of Trinidad, where Wygenia uses bush medicine to help heal her Grannie. The Wonder of the World Leaf is aimed at readers ages 6-8, who are reading confidently and fluently most of the time. My edition is a slim 32-page paperback with short paragraphs … Continue reading #WorldKidLit Wednesday: The Wonder of the World Leaf

Five Books Celebrating Caribbean Christmas

“West Indians do not give up traditions easily – even traditions like Christmas trees and carols about snow that seem a little out of place on tropical islands. Adopting traditions from other places is another West Indian tradition.” Vashanti Rahaman, Author’s Note, O Christmas Tree

Day 6: 🇭🇹 Dance on the Volcano

Observations: Originally published in 1957 in French, this edition was translated by Kaiama L. Glover, a beautiful translation I may add. It was published in 2016 by Archipelago Books. I loved it, a period romp in places and at other times, a devastating tale of the impact colonialism has on nations like Haiti. In a … Continue reading Day 6: 🇭🇹 Dance on the Volcano