TIFA Kids

Carnival Queens & Dearest Dreams

Nadia L. Hohn and Irene Luxbacher

TIFA Kids

Carnival Queens & Dearest Dreams

Nadia L. Hohn and Irene Luxbacher

2:00pm

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Wordlab

60 mins

You know her from Malaika’s Surprise, Malaika’s Winter Carnival and Malaika’s Costume (TD Grade One Children’s Book Giveaway, 2021); now, Malaika is back with another joyful tale of love, family and celebration in Malaika, Carnival Queen!

Award-winning author Nadia L. Hohn brings Malaika’s brand new story to life with her trademark interactive & energetic storytelling style, sure to delight parents just as much as their young readers. And with illustrator Irene Luxbacher here to show you how to make your own colourful Carnival crafts, this is the perfect playful afternoon activity full of song and celebration.

Suitable for ages 4+.

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This event will be followed by a book signing.

Free
Outdoor Event
Reading
TIFA Kids

How to attend

This FREE event requires registration. Pass Holders should register for free events as well.

You know her from Malaika’s Surprise, Malaika’s Winter Carnival and Malaika’s Costume (TD Grade One Children’s Book Giveaway, 2021); now, Malaika is back with another joyful tale of love, family and celebration in Malaika, Carnival Queen!

Award-winning author Nadia L. Hohn brings Malaika’s brand new story to life with her trademark interactive & energetic storytelling style, sure to delight parents just as much as their young readers. And with illustrator Irene Luxbacher here to show you how to make your own colourful Carnival crafts, this is the perfect playful afternoon activity full of song and celebration.

Suitable for ages 4+.

TIFA Kids Logo

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Free
Outdoor Event
Reading
TIFA Kids

Featured Authors

Nadia L. Hohn is an award-winning writer and educator. Her picture books include, Malaika’s Costume, Malaika’s Winter Carnival and Malaika’s Surprise; A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes; Harriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter, illustrated by Gustavo Mazali; and two titles in the Sankofa series — Music and Media. Nadia’s writing is inspired by her childhood memories, Jamaican heritage, Black culture, world travels and social issues. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Read more about Nadia L. Hohn

Irene Luxbacher is an artist and author living in Toronto, Ontario, who has received many awards for her work. She has written and illustrated Deep Underwater, an Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award finalist, and Mr. Frank, which was selected as a USBBY Outstanding International Book. Her illustrations for the Malaika series by Nadia L. Hohn have been highly acclaimed, and her illustrations for The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen were shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award.

Read more about Irene Luxbacher

2:00pm

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Wordlab

60 mins

How to attend

This FREE event requires registration. Pass Holders should register for free events as well.

What to read

Malaika, Carnival Queen by ,
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