I have other plans for this book – example the play I adapted from it and revised during the pandemic and would like to do something with, not sure what, maybe for next year’s Book and Copyright Day if I can get funding.
I had a cloth doll when I was a kid. I’ve been thinking it would be cool to see the main character, maybe even the faerie as a cloth doll – we need more merchandise from Black children’s books in the marketplace. I need to figure out how to make that happen.
Never say never. After all, we made the troupe happen.
And believe it or not, our mas troupe of three started with an idea for a Carnival float. And I kinda sorta would like to see our idea for the tree on stilts play out, some how, some way, some day.
Carnival has been gone for two years; never underestimate the power of the impossible.
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Teens in Antigua and Barbuda, this one’s for you! As part of the Cushion Club Wadadli Pen Summer Reading Challenge, Antiguan and Barbudan teens, 12 to 18, are being invited to read Musical Youth, a Best of Books’ teen summer pick, post a musical or otherwise creative review to the social media platform of your choice, and send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a challenge within a challenge.
Here it is in 50 words or less: Read as many books as you want, write a really-really-really short review of each book read, email your list of books completed and reviews to email@example.com at the end of August 2015. Maybe win a prize. There are discounts and minimum requirements; search “reading challenge” at the Wadadli Pen website (https://wadadlipen.wordpress.com)go here for details.
The Map Shop and the Best of Books helped compile the reading lists, so you know the books can be sourced locally.
The Best of Books and Cindy’s Bookstore are offering 20 percent discounts to anyone “taking the challenge”. Now, Caribbean Reads Publishing and Joanne C. Hillhouse – publisher and author, respectively – have made the challenge just a little more “Musical”. As Musical Youth, second placed for the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature in 2014, is targeted at teens; they want to know what teens think of this book. This additional prize – sponsored by the publisher and author of Musical Youth – will go to the most creative review.
Keep it honest: you’re not going to be graded up for gushing over the book if that’s not how you feel. Keep it creative: the internet and social media provide infinite ways for you to express yourself. So, in keeping with the book’s theme and cast of characters who embrace music and creativity, share your review in a way that shines a light on your creativity. Once you’ve posted to your YouTube, Instagram, vine, tumblr, twitter, or wherever, email the link and your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to tag as many people as you want in the meantime. You can tag Hillhouse and CaribbeanReads via any of their social media platforms – but you still need to email the link to email@example.com. Check caribbeanreads.com and https://wadadlipen.wordpress.com for more details (oh, you’re already here).
You must be based in Antigua and Barbuda to participate. And remember this is part of the Cushion Club Wadadli Pen Reading Challenge. So, you know what you have to do first: read…and remember, get creative and have fun with it.