Malaika’s Costume

Malaika s Costume It s Carnival time The first Carnival since Malaika s mother moved to Canada to find a good job and provide for Malaika and her grandmother Her mother promised she would send money for a costume but

  • Title: Malaika’s Costume
  • Author: Nadia L. Hohn IreneLuxbacher
  • ISBN: 9781554987542
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It s Carnival time The first Carnival since Malaika s mother moved to Canada to find a good job and provide for Malaika and her grandmother Her mother promised she would send money for a costume, but when the money doesn t arrive, will Malaika still be able to dance in the parade Disappointed and upset at her grandmother s hand me down costume, Malaika leaves the house,It s Carnival time The first Carnival since Malaika s mother moved to Canada to find a good job and provide for Malaika and her grandmother Her mother promised she would send money for a costume, but when the money doesn t arrive, will Malaika still be able to dance in the parade Disappointed and upset at her grandmother s hand me down costume, Malaika leaves the house, running into Ms Chin, the tailor, who offers Malaika a bag of scrap fabric With her grandmother s help, Malaika creates a patchwork rainbow peacock costume, and dances proudly in the parade.A heartwarming story about family, community and the celebration of Carnival, Nadia Hohn s warm and colloquial language and Irene Luxbacher s vibrant collage style illustrations make this a strikingly original picture book.

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    1. Malaika's Costume is story of an island girl, Malaika, whose mother has gone to Canada to work so that she can support her and her grandmother. Malaika and her grandmother are expecting money from her mom soon so that Malaika can get a new costume for the Kiddie Carnival, but when the money doesn't arrive, Malaika becomes upset because every other kid she knows already has a costume for the parade. When grandma offers a solution, Malaika becomes disillusioned until a walk through town gives her [...]


    2. My five year old and I have read this book three times in the last two days. The illustrations are bright and appealing, and the story has an engaging and relatable plot line, even for kids who do not have the same experience as Malaika. Malaika lives in an unnamed English-speaking Caribbean country with her Grandma. Her mom has gone to Canada to earn money and Malaika and her grandma are expecting money that the mom promised to send for Malaika's Carnival costume. The money doesn't come but the [...]


    3. I went to a "Multicultural Children’s Literature for Joy and Justice" Meetup @ Connolly Branch of the BPL (JP) and arrived early, so I browsed in their children's room. I really appreciated how many of the books on display featured PoCs.On the opening page, Grandmother says to the narrator, "Girl, I think you is definitely my granddaughter for true," and I worried about whether the author was a white person who was sort of faking dialect (especially since the book wasn't clearly-to-me situated [...]


    4. Many families experience separation due to financial issues. This is common in global contexts. Grandparents raise kids whether parents come home in the evening or once a year. It brings up an issue of family structure and how people cope with atypical family structure. Beautiful illustration and children's agency to embrace they feel sad and happy about.


    5. Malaika’s Costume by Nadia L. Hohn (illustrated by Irene Luxbacher) was written and published in Canada and takes place in the Caribbean. This alone was intriguing and made it a good fit for international trade book week. The plot of this story is that Malaika’s mom is supposed to send her money for an outfit for the carnival. After waiting and waiting it becomes clear she is not sending money, Malaika begins to lose interest in the carnival all together as she does not have a costume “Eve [...]


    6. Understandably, Malaika misses her mother who is working in Canada so that she can save money to bring her daughter and mother to live with her. She is particularly aware of her mother's absence during Carnival time in the Caribbean. After all, her mother uses dresses her for dancing in the streets, and Malaika expected her to send money for a costume. When that doesn't happen and her grandmother suggests using one of her own old costumes, Malaika becomes upset. However, with the help of a frien [...]


    7. When money from Mummy doesn't arrive in the mail, Grandma offers her old costume for the carnival. But they young girl is angry and ashamed to wear an old hand-me-down when her friends all have new costumes. She storms out of the house, but eventually realizes that her grandmother is just trying to help when she hears Grandma's favorite song. She goes to the tailor and asks for scraps to take home. Together, she and Grandma transform the old costume into a beautiful peacock. Then she marches and [...]


    8. It's Carnival time in the Caribbean, which makes Malaika miss her mother who is working in Canada even more so. She is particularly aware of her mother's absence during Carnival time in the Caribbean. Lacking money and a new costume, a neighbor gives her some fabric, and she and her grandmother fashion a beautiful costume that Malaika is proud to wear as she struts through the street. Illustrated with beautiful, bright, vibrant mixed media art.


    9. Malaika is excited to celebrate Carnival, even though it is the first Carnival since Mommy moved to Canada to find a better job. The money she promised has not arrived yet, and Malaika and her grandmother are waiting and waiting so they can make Malaika's Carnival costume. The dialectical language combined with the colorful collage style illustrations transport the reader to a place of community, family, and celebration.


    10. I can't tell you how happy I am to finally read a good children's book about Carnival. I wish there had been a book like this when I was still a child.


    11. While the story line within the book was nice, the grammar within this book was very unpleasant and ruined any possibility of enjoying the book. -Book-List




    12. This book is about a little black girl preparing for carnival with her grandmother. This is the first year the little girl is experiencing carnival without her mother. Her mother moved to Canada, so she can make more money for her family. Usually her mother makes her carnival dresses for her, but this year she was all on her own. This made the little girl upset and made her think she was not going to be as "pretty" as the other girls. Her dress was not going to be professionally made like the ot [...]


    13. Malaika’s Costume is an international picture book published in Canada. Listed in USBBY (United States Board on Books for Young People), this book can really provide the reader with a diverse perspective. The story takes place in the Caribbean where Malaika and her Grandma are left to find Malaika a costume for the Carnival without her mom. Malaika’s mom goes to Canada to provide financial support for the family and doesn’t follow through with her promise to send money home. Will Malaika f [...]


    14. #Form #function #creativity lovely story about a "left behind" child whose mother is a migrant worker in Canada. Great illustrations. Creatively solves a problem.


    15. It’s time for Carnival and Malaika’s mother had promised to send money for a costume. She recently has moved far away to Canada to make more money. Sadly, the money hasn’t come. Malaika is upset and her grandmother pulls out her own old costume. Malaika becomes even more upset, throws it off and runs out into the village. She settles down, and asks a tailor lady who gives her a scrap bag of wonderfully colorful and shiny cloth. The creativity begins, with Malaika and her Grandmother making [...]


    16. It's Carnival time. The first Carnival since Malaika's mother moved away to find a good job and provide for Malaika and her grandmother. Her mother promised she would send money for a costume, but when the money doesn't arrive, will Malaika still be able to dance in the parade?Disappointed and upset at her grandmother's hand-me-down costume, Malaika leaves the house, running into Ms. Chin, the tailor, who offers Malaika a bag of scrap fabric. With her grandmother's help, Malaika creates a patchw [...]


    17. This is a story about family, community, and tradition. Malaika's mom moves away to find a good job to pay for her and her grandmother to live. Malaika's mom is unable to send money to help buy her a costume for the big carnival so Ms. Chin gives her a bag of scrap fabric and her and her grandmother make her a beautiful costume so she can dance at the carnival. It is touching that Ms. Chin would give her the fabric to help make her a new costume. It's also touching to see the sacrifice her mom m [...]


    18. Malaikas Costume is about a little girl, Malaika, and her first Carnival since her mother moved away to find a better job to provide for Malaika and her grandmother. Her mother promised she would send money for a costume, but when the money doesn’t arrive Malaikas grandmother gives her a second hand costume much to her disappointment. My favorite part of the book was the illustrations and Malaikas use of storytelling to maintain the connection with her mother, via letters sent to Canada. Event [...]


    19. The illustrations in this book are stunning. The story is not new - there's a costume parade coming up, and our narrator has nothing to wear - but there are enough fresh twists involved that it's not tired or boring. The backdrop of a missing mom - gone to Canada to look for work - gives this story a deeper theme than most others that follow the same plot.The book is written in dialect, which is very cool to just read, but could prove tricky for read-alouds. (I wouldn't be able to use it in stor [...]


    20. I liked the natural language in this book about a little girl wanting a costume for Carnival: "Girl, think you is definitely my granddaughter for true" and liked the warmth between this little girl, her family and neighbors. That said, I wasn't particularly drawn in by the artwork and I felt like the story could have used a nonfiction summary about Carnival as a tailpiece. I also felt like I wanted to know where this little girl lived - other than somewhere in the Caribbean.


    21. I adore this book. The art work is lovely, and the message is universal and touching without being didactic. I appreciated reading the story in dialect that is not broken - a nice touch. I hope to read more children's literature by Ms. Hohn. This book is certainly a welcome to the canon of Caribbean children's literature and of the African diaspora overall.


    22. Malaika wants to look as dazzling as a peacock for Carnival. With ingenuity, Malaika and Grandma create a costume that makes Malaika want to "dance, dance, dance."



    23. Well written! The beautiful illustrations are terribly out of focus though. It looks like it was copied on a copier machine.


    24. A young girl is waiting for her mom in Canada to send her money for her carnival dress. When Mummy's doesn't send money, she has to find a way to use her Grandma's old dress.


    25. Just delightful. I loved the language . especially lines like "clap-hand" church and "cassava chips and jelly coconut." A fun read!



    26. This book is about an little girl from an island living with her grandmother because her mother had to leave to find a job in Canada. The day of the carnival is getting closer and Malaika needs a costume. When money from her mother doesn't get there soon enough, Malaika and her grandmother figure out a way for her to have a beautiful costume. The illustrations are colorful and you know how the characters are feeling by the expressions on their faces. The words also bring you to the island. It wi [...]


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