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Caribbean Storytime with Yolanda Marshall
3 minutes | Feb 27, 2021
Reading with Miles ~ Trains
Miles is 5 years old now, and will share his reading journey with us.
24 minutes | Feb 6, 2021
Julie Thompson has worked with children and youth for over 25 years. After experiencing a change in her family's life Julie turned to literature to help support her youngest through this challenging time. Unable to find a book that addressed her son's concern, Julie decided to write the book herself. Timeless Love is the first book of a series Julie plans on creating in hopes of addressing many of the everyday, and some of the larger, issues marginalized and racialized individuals experience. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her children. Purchase "Timeless Love" on Amazon.ca
38 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Juleus Ghunta ~ Scholar, ACE Advocate, Award winning Poet and Author.
Juleus Ghunta is a Chevening Scholar, children's writer, and an advocate in Jamaica's adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) movement. He holds an MA in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, UK, and a BA in Media from UWI, Mona. His poems and essays on ACEs have appeared in 30 journals across 15 countries. In 2020, he received a CATAPULT Caribbean Creative Online grant to further his work on ACEs. He was awarded the Catherine James Poetry Prize by Interviewing the Caribbean (IC) in 2017, and was shortlisted for the Small Axe Poetry Prize in 2015 and 2016. His picture book Tata and the Big Bad Bull was published by CaribbeanReads (CR) in May 2018 and launched in June 2018 at Bradford Literature Festival, UK. His second book, Rohan Bullkin and the Shadows is forthcoming from CR. He is the co-editor of the December 2019 and March 2020 issues of IC Journal (UWI Press), which are focused on Caribbean children's and young adult literature. BBC NEWS Purchase children's book, "Tata and the Big Bad Bull" here - Amazon.ca or Amazon.com
17 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
Eleanor P. Sam
Eleanor is Canadian, born in Guyana, South America with West African ancestry. She is keenly interested in her cultural and historical heritage, in young women's empowerment and in Black women's health. Eleanor lives in Toronto with her husband. The Wisdom of Rain is her first novel. The Wisdom of Rain is a sweeping tale of tragedy, loss, and inhumanity, but it is also a story of courage, love, and spirituality. It shows how these qualities can transcend and defeat servitude and suffering in the most trying circumstances. It is a novel that treasures and restores the past, breathing life into a forgotten time and place and revealing its hidden pathways to the present. Purchase "The Wisdom of Rain" Amazon.ca or Amazon.com www.EleanorPSam.ca
1 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
Reading with Miles ~ Poor Puppy
Miles just turned 5 and will be reading for us!
1 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Reading with Miles ~ I am a Bookworm
Now that Miles is 4 years old, he will be reading for us!
2 minutes | Feb 10, 2020
Reading with Miles ~ Wheels
Welcome to Season to of Caribbean Storytime! Happy 2020. Miles is now 4 years old and an early reader. This is his bedtime story read to his Grandpa!
8 minutes | Mar 22, 2019
Reading with Miles ~ “Sweet Sorrel Stand”
“Sweet Sorrel Stand” by Yolanda T. Marshall. In this children's book, 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.
4 minutes | Feb 28, 2019
Reading with Miles ~ Breakfast in the Bathtub
“Breakfast in the Bathtub” written by Frieda Wishinsky
10 minutes | Feb 23, 2019
Janiece McIntosh ~ Author, Entrepreneur and Female Warrior
Janiece McIntosh is the mother of four and CEO of Fabu Phit, which offers clients a space to heal, recover, rebuild and increase vitality, focus and energy through training, programs, workshops and retreats. They provide health, wellness and fitness programs that focus on mental wellness and healing. Fabu Phit’s exclusive tailored programming provides women with the luxury of a personal Holistic Health & Fitness Wellness Spas. FABU PHIT can be done 1 of 4 ways for your convenience (personal training in your home, via Skype, through Internet subscription to our website and in studio) with flexible, book your own session(s), extended hours for Internet and Skype sessions Website:- https://fabuphit.ca Location: 416 Willowdale Ave, Toronto. Operating Hours Monday – Friday 10 am – 3 pm & Sundays 11 am – 2 pm. Upcoming Book Signing event - Meet the Author at Chapters Indigo in Ajax. 3175 HWY 7, Markham, ON, L3R 0T9, 12pm - 6pm About the book:- "The Untold Story of a Drug Dealer’s Baby Mother" written by Shiloh Justice (Janiece McIntosh). Set in the underbelly of Torontonian society is an underground ecosystem that parallels mainstream culture, The Untold Story of a Drug Dealer's Baby Mother follows the lives of Maya and her drug dealing baby father, Quinton (aka Q). As the two of them face challenges that stem from generational parental abandonment, drug use, domestic violence and infidelity they try to forge a life for themselves that they both are proud of. Purchase on Amazon:- https://www.amazon.ca/Untold-Story-Drug-Dealers-Mother-ebook/dp/B076Y7TGTM More on the book:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QViEG2OTIo8 Facebook:- https://www.facebook.com/shilohsjustice/ Instagram: @fabuphit
25 minutes | Feb 19, 2019
Marjuan Canady ~ Callaloo
Website: https://www.marjuancanady.com/about Purchase books: https://www.marjuancanady.com/shop Kennedy Venter performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5Wmv8F4J-E&t=1364s Facebook: - https://www.facebook.com/CallalooKidsOfficial/ @canadyfoundationarts @artistpreneurpodcast @callalookidsofficial About the Author: " Marjuan Canady, a native Washingtonian with Trinidadian/African-American roots, is an award winning entrepeneur, writer, performer, director, educator and producer for both film and the stage. Canady’s work has been highlighted in international publications, such as The Washington Post, The Trinidad Guardian, Blavity, LA Times, Black Enterprise, Huffington Post, Madame Noire and Vice-ID. She has worked with notable institutions such as Kennedy Center, Sesame Street, The Smithsonian Institute, The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, Georgetown University, Catholic University of America, The Moscow Art Theater School and the Negro Ensemble Company. Canady is the founder and CEO of her multimedia production company, Sepia Works. She is the CEO / Author / Co-Creator of the children’s media brand, Callaloo. Originally conceived as a theatrical play, Marjuan has led her team in building Callaloo into a global brand consisting of books, puppet shows, digital content, animation, arts education programming and merchandise. Canady’s first children’s book, “Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale” was self-published in 2013 in which she received the First Time Author’s Award from the National Library of Trinidad and Tobago. Canady’s other children’s books include, “The Legend of the Golden Coqui”, “Did You Know Coloring Book”, “La Leyenda del Coqui Dorado” and “The Trickster and the Magic Quilt.“ An accomplished playwright and stage performer, her one-woman play, ”Girls! Girls? Girls.” has been featured Off-Broadway and at international festivals and theaters. Her play, “Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale “was a selected play at the 2013 Lincoln Center for Performing Arts Director’s Lab. Ms. Canady has held fellowships at the Matteo Ricci Society, The Schomburg Center for Black Research and Culture and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. Past grants and awards include, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Harlem Stage, Eileen Fisher Community Grant, Beacon DC Women’s Grant, Caribbeana Diversity Media Award and the DC TIVAA Award. Her diverse acting work includes plays, films, television, commercials and voice overs. Canady recently starred and co-produced the short film “The Resort “ shot in Trinidad and Tobago which had a successful international film festival run and currently streams on Issa Rae’s Youtube Channel. Currently she is directing her first short-documentary, “Girls! Girls? Girls. ” set to release in 2019. In 2015, Canady established the Canady Foundation for the Arts , a 501c3 non-profit that serves youth of color and vulnerable populations. Please
14 minutes | Feb 16, 2019
Rachel Thwaites-Williams ~ "Charlotte and the Two Puffs"
Baby Charlotte wants to go out on the town with Mummy, but first, she has to do her hair! Website: https://www.charlotteandthetwopuffs.com/ "Representation matters so much for our children, and having a book where my child could see someone that looked like her was the icing on the cake. I hope you love "Charlotte and the Two Puffs" as much as I do, Happy Reading!" - Rachel Available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Charlotte-Two-Puffs-Rachel-Thwaites-Williams/dp/1981304002 (Author) - Rachel Thwaites-Williams (Illustrator) - Rahana Dariah
4 minutes | Feb 15, 2019
Reading with Miles ~ “Teaching Skip”
“Teaching Skip” by Robert Lee
4 minutes | Jan 10, 2019
Reading with Miles ~ ”Grover’s First Day at School.”
Grover’s First Day at School by Sesame Street.
10 minutes | Jan 1, 2019
New Year traditions!
22 minutes | Dec 24, 2018
Merry Christmas from Caribbean Storytime! Enjoy a variety of stories about Christmas in a Caribbean home. Our Christmas traditions, experiences and favourite things!
5 minutes | Dec 23, 2018
Sweet Parang! Christmas in Trinidad & Tobago
Nneka Edwards is a Trini-Canadian poet who was born in Canada and who grew up in Trinidad and Tobago. She is a prolific writer and gifted poet who makes poetry fun to read and easy to appreciate. You can learn more about her on her website: www.nnekaedwards.com Poem: Sweet Parang Book: T&T in Poetry: A Rainbow Collection Theme: celebrating the ethnic diversity of Trinidad and Tobago in poetry, photography, and (eventually) music Where: Amazon Voices: Lyana and Rellon Brown (husband and wife) Book: A Poetry Calendar - Trinbago Theme: looking at what happens in T&T over the course of a year ... Carnival ... kites etc. Content: poems and fun facts about each topic Language: English and Spanish Illustrations: beautiful paper-collage pieces Cover: hard cover Poem (November): Parang Poem (December): Christmas Vacation Voice: Nneka Edwards Where: on Amazon
10 minutes | Dec 18, 2018
Reading with Miles ~ “A Piece of Black Cake for Santa”
Femi and her friends planned to leave a few traditional Caribbean treats out for Santa, including Black Cake. The Kids shared warm wishes for their favourite dishes, while enjoying winter activities at the Christmas fair. www.ytmarshall.com
9 minutes | Nov 19, 2018
"Swag" ~ by Nneka Edwards
Man-Pride Poetry is an afrocentric empowerment book for Black men. It is divided into two parts but is really one complete collection. Part 1 - Mocha Mosaic - is a largely feel-good book that celebrates Black identity and many of the admirable traits typically associated with Black identity. "Man-Pride Poetry: The Strength & Power of Black - Mocha Mosaic" written by Nneka Edwards, was recently released on November 15th 2018. Available on Amazon:- http://a.co/d/1ObcN1n Author's website:- http://www.nnekaedwards.com A complimentary read - http://a.co/d/18ZDfzw "I-Love-Me Poetry: The Beauty of Black" by Nneka Edwards
8 minutes | Nov 18, 2018
Jennylynd James is an author of memoirs, a fine artist doing work in oil and acrylic, a soprano, and a food scientist. She has even designed a line of hats and button and wire jewellery. Never one to limit her passions, she has found tremendous success in all areas of her artistry. Learn more about Jennylynd’s journey and her craft. Contact her for any custom requests and additional information. Jennylynd James’ experiences with love, family and travel have inspired publication of a series of memoirs. Experience the world in Jennylynd James’ provocative travel memoirs. Eat your way around Latin America; see Ireland through a new immigrant’s eyes; learn the ropes of settling in Toronto, Canada; party at the Trinidad & Tobago Carnival; and check out a California newcomer’s tales in Red Car Long Legs. Additionally, Jennylynd has published several inspirational booklets and art books containing collections of her art work. Website:- http://jennylyndjames.com/ Books:- http://jennylyndjames.com/books/ Facebook:- https://www.facebook.com/JennylyndJamesWriter/ Visit Amazon to buy your copies!
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