Written by Tami Charles
Illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara
Published by Candlewick Press
Every year, Haitians all over the world ring in the new year by eating a special soup, a tradition dating back to the Haitian Revolution. This year, Ti Gran is teaching Belle how to make the soup — Freedom Soup — just like she was taught when she was a little girl. Together, they dance and clap as they prepare the holiday feast, and Ti Gran tells Belle about the history of the soup, the history of Belle’s family, and the history of Haiti, where Belle’s family is from. In this celebration of cultural traditions passed from one generation to the next, Jacqueline Alcántara’s lush illustrations bring to life both Belle’s story and the story of the Haitian Revolution. Tami Charles’s lyrical text, as accessible as it is sensory, makes for a tale that readers will enjoy to the last drop.
Primary ISBN: 9780763689773
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook
Picture Book, Age 05 or older
Community Represented: Haitian/Haitian American
Themes: Audiobook, Celebrations, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 1st, Genre: Historical, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming Library: Core Picture Books (Current)
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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