Maisie's Scrapbook

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

A joyful celebration of a mixed-race family and the love that binds them together.

As the seasons turn, Maisie rides her bull in and out of Dada’s tall tales. Her Mama wears linen and plays the viola. Her Dada wears kente cloth and plays the marimba.They come from different places, but they hug her in the same way. And most of all, they love her just the same.

WINNER of the Family Category, Northern Lights Book Awards 2019.

“Opens a window into what it can look and feel like to grow up in a biracial, multinational family that’s rich in story”—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED

“When my four year old granddaughter spotted it, she exclaimed ‘That’s me and my mummy and daddy’!”—The Letterpress Project

“We found a kindred spirit in Maisie. She will make a generation of mixed kids feel more visible”—The Tiger Tales

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Category Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2019-03-05
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV074000, JUV013060, JUV039050
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 460
ATOS Reading Level 1.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 501315
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews


Publishers Weekly

“[A] comforting portrait of an all-embracing and loving family . . .”—Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“A quiet, positive story that opens a window into what it can look and feel like to grow up in a biracial, multinational family . . .”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Author: Samuel Narh

Samuel Narh was born and raised in Ghana. He loves to paint stories with words. Maisie's Scrapbook was inspired by his young family. He lives in Ohio with his wife, Freda, and daughter, Merrit.

Illustrator: Jo Loring-Fisher

Jo Loring-Fisher is an artist, illustrator, and storyteller based in the United Kingdom. She holds an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. She is the author and illustrator of Taking Time and illustrator of Maisie’s Scrapbook.