Francofête

March 27, 2021

Note: This video uses some language that, while mild, might be inappropriate for some viewers.

Thanks to the Stokes Equity Team for sharing these
additional resources:
BOOKS:

Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella By Robert D. San Souci: A Caldecott Honor author/illustrator team brings us a Caribbean Cinderella story, told from the perspective of the magical godmother. Adapted from a traditional Creole story, this fresh retelling captures all the age-old romance and magic of Cinderella, melding it with the vivid beauty of the Caribbean and the musical language of the islands.

Bienvenue!: Un Livre Sur l'Inclusion by Alexandra Penfold: A warm, welcoming picture book that celebrates diversity and gives encouragement and support to all kids, regardless of who they are or where they come from.

Les inventions de Malia by Pip Jones: Malia just loves to invent, but her inventions never seem to work the way she wants them to. And that makes her really FRUSTRATED! When she finds a crow with a broken wing she just has to help. But will she be able to put her frustrations aside and help her new friend to fly again?

La Princesse de l'Eau Claire by Susan Verde: With its wide sky and warm earth, Princess Gie Gie's kingdom is a beautiful land. But clean drinking water is scarce in her small African village. Every morning, she rises before the sun to make the long journey to the well. Instead of a crown, she wears a heavy pot to collect the water. After the voyage home, after boiling the water to drink and clean with, Gie Gie thinks of the trip that tomorrow will bring. And she dreams. She dreams of a day when her village will have cool, crystal-clear water of its own.

Inspired by the childhood of Burkina Faso-born model Georgie Badiel, The Water Princess brings together the exceptional talents of Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds in this stunning picture book.

OTHER RESOURCES:

Who are some famous black French people?

French Soul Artists

Five Francophone Writers to Discover

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