Posts Tagged ‘mixed-race-families’

Crimson Review of Children’s & YA Literature says French Toast “invok[es] comfort and good feelings…”

November 16th, 2018

Crimson Review of Children’s & YA Literature “Phoebe and her grandmother, Nan-ma, are out for a walk when Phoebe is teased by two kids about the color of her skin. They call her ‘French toast’…Phoebe likens their skin tones to “warm banana bread” and “maple syrup poured over French toast,” invoking comfort and good feelings […]

Posted in Book Authors, Book Illustrators, François Thisdale, French Toast, Kari-Lynn Winters

Imagination Soup encourages French Toast as a “book to talk about differences, similarities, and kindness”

June 23rd, 2017

“Phoebe’s grandmother, Nan-Ma, helps her talk out why the kids call her ‘French Toast’ then helps Phoebe celebrate her own skin tone as well as the variety of skin tones in her Jamaican, French-Canadian family using with beautiful food metaphors. Use this book to talk about differences, similarities, and kindness.” Click here to read the full list “New Stories […]

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Three Pajama Press titles are finalists for the 2017 Willow Awards

April 5th, 2017

Pajama Press is thrilled to announce that three of our titles have been nominated for the 2017 Willow Awards. French Toast, written by Kari-Lynn Winters and illustrated by François Thisdale, is a finalist for the Shining Willow Award. In this picture book, Phoebe, the daughter of a white French-Canadian mother and a Jamaican English-speaking father, dislikes her school nickname of […]

Posted in French Toast, Sky Pig, The Hill

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