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Malaika’s Costume


Contributor(s): Hohn, Nadia L (Author); Luxbacher, Irene (Illustrator)

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Product Description

It s Carnival time. The first Carnival since Malaika s mother moved away to find a good job and provide for Malaika and her grandmother. Her mother promised she would send money for a costume, but when the money doesn t arrive, will Malaika still be able to dance in the parade?  Disappointed and upset at her grandmother s hand-me-down costume, Malaika leaves the house, running into Ms. Chin, the tailor, who offers Malaika a bag of scrap fabric. With her grandmother s help, Malaika creates a patchwork rainbow peacock costume, and dances proudly in the parade.  A heartwarming story about family, community and the celebration of Carnival, Nadia Hohn s warm and colloquial language and Irene Luxbacher s vibrant collage-style illustrations make this a strikingly original picture book. “


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