Teeming with movement, Jacqueline Alcántara’s sumptuous lively illustrations fuel the story and the soul of Tami Charles’ cultural celebration.
Tradition dictates that Haitians around the world usher in a new year by making and sharing Freedom Soup with loved ones. Here, as Charles’ story goes, Ti Gran is teaching young Belle how to make the soup as generations before her were taught to do. As the pages turn, but eyes still linger, readers will learn about Haiti’s history, culture, and pride – and mouths will water and hands will clap.
The author’s note is fascinating, and the opposing page is a child-friendly version of a recipe for Freedom Soup.
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