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Freedom Soup

Freedom Soup

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Freedom Soup

Freedom Soup

Audio CD

12/10/2019

1 Audio CD

16 minutes

9781974991853

Audio Library Digital

12/10/2019

16 minutes

9781974991877

Audio Retail Digital

12/10/2019

16 minutes

9781974991884

DVD

12/10/2019

1 DVD

17 minutes

9781974991891

Video Library Digital

12/10/2019

17 minutes

9781974991907

Video Library Digital (Readalong)

12/10/2019

17 minutes

9781974991907R

Video Retail Digital

12/10/2019

17 minutes

9781974991914

Description:

The shake-shake of maracas vibrates down to my toes. Ti Gran’s feet tap-tap to the rhythm. 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, Belle's story and the story of the Haitian Revolution are brought to life. Tami Charles’s lyrical text, as accessible as it is sensory, makes for a tale that everyone will enjoy to the last drop.

Quotes:

"Charles' prose and Alcántara's illustrations work perfectly in tandem to re-create a Haiti that is heartbreakingly lush and tropical. The mellow brown of the main characters' skin contrasts with the darkness of their slave ancestors', and the vibrant blue waters and endless yellow sugarcane fields are both breathtaking and oppressive when viewed through this historical lens. One particularly affecting double-page spread uses the sweep of the fields to draw readers' eyes up to the white slave-owning family, to whom the soup is served by a girl young enough to be Belle herself. This tale features characters for whom cooking is an elaborate dance as well as family bonding, and the soup looks so tempting readers will swear they smell it. A stunning and necessary historical picture book.” ", Kirkus

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