From the Series Lantana Global Picture Books
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
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JUV013060, JUV074000, JUV039050|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 9.75|
|ATOS Reading Level||1.7|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||501315|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
“[A] comforting portrait of an all-embracing and loving family . . .”—Publishers Weekly
“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.
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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… View available downloads →
Lantana Global Picture Books
Lantana Global Picture Books are inclusive and international stories celebrating every kind of child and family, because all children deserve to see themselves in the books they read. With a focus on #ownvoices authors from under-represented groups, these stories make a… View available downloads →