By Nadia L. Hohn

Groundwood Books

February 5, 2023



ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessPicture Book

Age / Grade 4-7 / Kindergarten-Grade 1

Content Death & Grieving

Malaika learns about her father – a migrant worker who came to Canada and passed away when she was just a baby.

Mummy and Grandma decide to take Malaika to visit the orchard where her father picked fruit. The farm workers tell Malaika that her daddy had always dreamed of celebrating carnival there, just like back home. Will Malaika agree to be their Carnival Queen for the harvest festival?