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M. Stevens-David Review: "Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale" by Marjuan Canady
By Martha Stevens-David
Jul 11, 2014 - 2:03:13 AM

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"Callaloo" A Jazz Folktale by Marjuan Canady is a charmingly illustrated story about a little boy named Winston who lives in the big city of New York with his auntie who is from the Caribbean. The illustrations are the work of artist Nabeeh Bilal.

The publicity material says "Callaloo takes kids on a wild adventure from the hot sidewalks of the city to the tropical islands of the Caribbean. On the way, the main character, Winston, encounters countless mythological beings, learns words of Caribbean dialect, and discovers the importance of not being greedy. The resultant book is a terrific way for kids to learn important life lessons while taking in a wonderful new culture!"

The story is fast paced and filled with Caribbean dialect "words" that add to the charm of this "children's story. The story contains many of the elements that make for a good tale; i.e. mystery, humor and love. I think it would be fun to read to children because as "Americans" nearly all of us have come from a far off land or island at one time or another.

Would I recommend this story to others? YES!

Martha Stevens-David
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lmdmsd@megalink.net


Marjuan Canady, a native Washingtonian with Trinidadian/African-American roots, is a published writer, actress, playwright, director, educator and producer for both film and the stage. Her one-woman play, Girls! Girls? Girls. has been featured Off-Broadway, at national festivals, regional theaters and over fifty schools nationwide.

Her second play, Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale, has been seen at the Ellington Theater and IATI Theatre. For this work, Canady served as a featured playwright at the 2013 Lincoln Center for Performing Arts Director's Lab. A Matteo Ricci and Schomburg Mellon Fellow, Canady is the founder and creative director of her production company, Sepia Works. Her diverse acting work includes plays, films, television, commercials and voiceovers. Marjuan Canady Website

"Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale"
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