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Caribbean Storytime with Yolanda Marshall

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29 Episodes
“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.
“Breakfast in the Bathtub” written by Frieda Wishinsky
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 sessionsWebsite:- https://fabuphit.caLocation:  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 - 6pmAbout 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:- on the book:- @fabuphit
Marjuan Canady ~ Callaloo

Marjuan Canady ~ Callaloo


Website: books: Venter performance: Facebook: - 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
Baby Charlotte wants to go out on the town with Mummy, but first, she has to do her hair!Website:"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!" - RachelAvailable on Amazon: - Rachel Thwaites-Williams (Illustrator) - Rahana Dariah
“Teaching Skip” by Robert Lee
Grover’s First Day at School by Sesame Street.
Happy 2019

Happy 2019


New Year traditions!
Christmas Stories

Christmas Stories


Merry Christmas from Caribbean Storytime! Enjoy a variety of stories about Christmas in a Caribbean home. Our Christmas traditions, experiences and favourite things!
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.comPoem: Sweet ParangBook: T&T in Poetry: A Rainbow CollectionTheme: celebrating the ethnic diversity of Trinidad and Tobago in poetry, photography, and (eventually) musicWhere: AmazonVoices: Lyana and Rellon Brown (husband and wife) Book: A Poetry Calendar - TrinbagoTheme: looking at what happens in T&T over the course of a year ... Carnival ... kites etc.Content: poems and fun facts about each topicLanguage: English and SpanishIllustrations: beautiful paper-collage piecesCover: hard coverPoem (November): ParangPoem (December): Christmas VacationVoice: Nneka EdwardsWhere: on Amazon
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