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June is Read Caribbean Month, an initiative created by BookOfCinz. A platform founded by Cindy, a Jamaican girl living in Trinidad & Tobago. Cindy started the BookOfCinz platform to encourage people to read more, read widely, and read Caribbean. As a result Read Caribbean month was created to raise awareness of the many amazing authors from the Caribbean. There are plenty of books from the Caribbean waiting to be read; including our very own lift-the-flap board book, Zara’s Caribbean Adventure. You can buy Zara’s Caribbean Adventure, a lift-the-flap board book here. This book will transport little ones on an authentic journey through the beautiful Caribbean. Zara’s Caribbean Adventure is a colourful rhyming lift-the-flap board book. Join Zara as she attends carnival, goes to the beach, eats a traditional Caribbean meal and more. Little ones will love lifting the flaps to reveal the sensory spectacular of the Caribbean.
Cindy feels there needs to be a space for Caribbean Writers and Literature because “our voice is so uniquely ours.”
The aim of the Read Caribbean month is to encourage people to:
- Read books by Caribbean Nationals/ people of Caribbean heritage
- Books about the Caribbean
- Books set in the Caribbean
With 2022 being Read Caribbean Month’s fourth year, she wants it to make it an even bigger impact than previous years.
What’s your favourite Caribbean book by a Caribbean author? Please share in the comments below. So another person reading this can learn of books from/ based on the Caribbean.
Little Scholars Playground
About the author
Natalie is the co-founder and illustrator at Little Scholars Playground. She is passionate about literacy, learning, illustrating, Black women in STEM and Montessori.