Caribbean Storytime with Yolanda T. Marshall

Jennylynd James

An episode of Caribbean Storytime with Yolanda T. Marshall

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"Swag" ~ by Nneka Edwards
Man-Pride Poetry is an afrocentric empowerment book for Black men. It is divided into two parts but is really one complete collection. Part 1 - Mocha Mosaic - is a largely feel-good book that celebrates Black identity and many of the admirable traits typically associated with Black identity. "Man-Pride Poetry: The Strength & Power of Black - Mocha Mosaic" written by Nneka Edwards, was recently released on November 15th 2018. Available on Amazon:- Author's website:- A complimentary read - "I-Love-Me Poetry: The Beauty of Black" by Nneka Edwards
November 19, 2018
Jennylynd James
Jennylynd James is an author of memoirs, a fine artist doing work in oil and acrylic, a soprano, and a food scientist. She has even designed a line of hats and button and wire jewellery. Never one to limit her passions, she has found tremendous success in all areas of her artistry. Learn more about Jennylynd’s journey and her craft. Contact her for any custom requests and additional information. Jennylynd James’ experiences with love, family and travel have inspired publication of a series of memoirs. Experience the world in Jennylynd James’ provocative travel memoirs. Eat your way around Latin America; see Ireland through a new immigrant’s eyes; learn the ropes of settling in Toronto, Canada; party at the Trinidad & Tobago Carnival; and check out a California newcomer’s tales in Red Car Long Legs. Additionally, Jennylynd has published several inspirational booklets and art books containing collections of her art work. Website:- Books:- Facebook:- Visit Amazon to buy your copies!
November 18, 2018
OBAYIFO - My shadow catching Aunty
Obayifo written by Yolanda T. Marshall Book:- "Obayifo; A Poetic Journey into the Mind of Miss Marshall"
November 17, 2018
Reading with Miles ~ For you are a Kenyan Child.
“For you are a Kenyan Child” by Kelly Cunnane is one of Miles’s favourite books- after all he is a Kenyan Child. “Imagine you live in a small Kenyan village, where the sun rises over tall trees filled with doves. You wake to the sound of a rooster's crow, instead of an alarm clock and the school bus. Your afternoon snack is a tasty bug plucked from the sky, instead of an apple. And rather than kicking a soccer ball across a field, you kick a homemade ball of rags down a dusty road. But despite this, things aren't that different for a Kenyan child than they would be for an American kid, are they? With so much going on around you, it's just as easy to forget what your mama asked you to do!”
November 3, 2018
Reading with Miles ~ Love You Forever
"Love You Forever" written by Robert Munsch Illustrated by Sheila McGraw
October 24, 2018
Author Valrie Kemp - Davis
Valrie Kemp-Davis is the author of the culturally conscious literature that celebrates both Children and Chidults of the Diaspora. Val, as she is affectionately called is a native of Tampa, Florida. She attended Warner Southern University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. She double-majored in Communications and English with a minor in Psychology. Her graduate studies were in Criminal Justice Administration where she attended the illustrious historically black college, Clark Atlanta University. Her lawenforcement career spans thirty years employment respectively with Georgia and Illinois Department of Corrections. Though many consider her employment, “Babylon dat,” she has notably brought joy, wisdom, love and ministry to her clients and their families. She always purposed to encourage those branded as “offenders” to take their rightful positions as the cornerstone within society! She is the international liaison for the National Kingdor Parkinson Foundation since 2010. National Kingdom Parkinson Foundation is the only Caribbean Parkinson chapter in the world. Its headquarters is based in Nassau Bahamas. Val is also a Life Member and Silver Star of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and has held several offices within her local chapter. Val is the mother of two Jamerican daughters and an aunt to a Jamerican niece and nephew. Her love of children has also led her to become a surrogate mother to several children in the East Chicago community who “chose her” and her home as a safe source of refuge. All who have lived in her home, and have left are working towards attaining their goals in life. Website: A glimpse into the power of the "One Love Project" -
October 16, 2018
MaroonBlack comics by Henry and Racquel Reid-Grandison
MaroonBlack is an action packed story that everyone can relate to. It is set in present day Jamaica but centres around a fictional group called the MaroonBlack who fights against Duppy, and other supernatural entities from Jamaican folklore. New posts for Maroonblack on the 28th of each month at Growing up in Jamaica Henry and Racquel loved comics but found it hard to get them as there were no comic book stores. Whenever they were able to get a hold of a comic, the setting was always in other countries and they yearned for something more familiar. Illustrated by Henry Grandison Written by Racquel Reid-Grandison Facebook- Instagram -
October 12, 2018
Writer/Poet/Composer/Educator Que Tee V’Adele Rogers
A Writer (and poet/composer/singer & tutor) since 1979, of all genres: Poetry, songs, fiction and no-fiction, children, teens, adults, couples, comedy monologues, screenplays, TV series, movies, skits, ads, jingles, articles for newspapers, blogs, magazines, romance for every type of adult. Also tutor English Language & Creative writing to anyone ages 10-60 years old... Also Known as Veronica Adele Rogers, she reigns from Trinidad and Tobago. She is a registered Teacher with the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Education and Writer/Composer and performer member of The Copyright Organization of Trinidad and Tobago (COTT). Founding President of We Write Writers' Bureau - Contact Website: Youtube:
October 12, 2018
Reading with Miles ~ Yakety Yak Yak
"Yakety Yak just cannot stop talking, and so he often does not listen. His non-stop monologue is full of long-winded, never-get-to-the-point yakking. Sweet Pickles is a series of 40 classic children's books based on 26 animal characters living in the town of Sweet Pickles."
October 10, 2018
Reading with Miles ~ Henny Penny
Is the sky really falling? Henny Penny seems to think so. But will she and her friends get to tell the king before Foxy Loxy can outsmart them? Originally published in 1950. Written by Paul Galdone
October 5, 2018
Daniel O’Brien
Daniel O’Brien is a Trinidadian-born illustrator currently residing in Queens, New York with Obie, his loyal and energetic dog. He holds a BFA in Illustration from The School of Visual Arts. The Carnival Prince is available At and will be released for kindle on October 7th! Just in time for Miami Carnival! Buy it here! As a bonus offer. For every proof of purchase of the ebook you get a link to stream the Motion Illustration version of the book! Complete with amazing Trinidad voice actors. The Author also running a cross promotion with Trini Box! A box subscription service that sends you a little essence for Trinidad every month. October's theme is FOLKLORE. So for course The Carnival Prince and TriniBox are a match made in heaven.
October 1, 2018
Reading with Miles ~ What Makes You Giggle Miles
What Makes You Giggle Miles is a book by Me Story, starring your child!
September 25, 2018
Reading with Miles ~ When Louis Armstrong taught me to Scat!
In a CRACKITY-SNAPPITY-POPPITY-POP bubblegum dream, a young girl learns to scat from the master himself, Louis Armstrong! Written by Muriel Harris Weinstein
September 21, 2018
Carol Ottley-Mitchell
St. Kitts-Nevis born Carol Mitchell loves books and she loves kids. Writing children’s books has given her the ability to combine both of these passions. She enjoys entertaining children and positively impacting their lives. She also finds that writing for children is just plain fun and gives her an excuse to think like a child once more. Carol is also the founder of CaribbeanReads Publishing, which focuses on publishing books by authors of the Caribbean. Website: Author's Blog: Books: Youtube Chee Chee's story video: Purchase Book: Amazon"- Visit Barnes and Noble and A Different Booklist website.
September 20, 2018
Nneka Edwards
Nneka Edwards is a Canadian-born, Caribbean-bred creative writer. Nneka grew up in The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, but later attended university in Canada, Taiwan and South Korea. This talented Author also spent one year in Japan teaching English with the JET (Japan Exchange Teaching) Programme. More About Nneka Edwards and her books:- Website:- Books: - Instagram: nneka.edwards YouTube: Nneka Edwards Channel Twitter 1: @joiedelens Twitter 2: colibripennneka (for Caribbean poetry) Facebook: Nneka Edwards Artist Facebook: Caribbean Art for Kids
September 11, 2018
Yolanda T. Marshall
Yolanda T. Marshall is a Guyanese-born, Canadian Author. A world traveler, a jazz lover and a devoted Mother, she embodies Art and takes her readers on adventurous, cultured journeys. Visit
September 11, 2018
Keman’s First Carnival
This was Keman's first experience of Toronto's annual Caribbean Carnival. The excited 8 year old and his Mother enjoyed the rituals at the Caribbean celebration, such as picking a flag to wave, the Caribbean influenced foods, dancing, costumes and music. Keman is a young, Black Canadian child with Caribbean roots.
September 10, 2018
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September 6, 2018
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