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Musical Youth Second Edition Releases (with Bonus Author Information Revealed)

Be the first to know!In November 2014, CaribbeanReads was tremendously proud to publish the Burt Award prize-winning title Musical Youth #musicalyouthbook by Joanne C. Hillhouse. We printed 4000 copies of the book, and today, thanks to the support of Code, … Continue reading

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Toni Morrison’s Passing

I had just completed a post celebrating Jamaica’s Independence when I read the news that Toni Morrison had died. My first instinct was to delete the light-hearted post. How could I be joyous when an icon like Morrison, Nobel prize … Continue reading

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Are you Wiki-ready?

In honor of Women’s History Month, arts’ institutes worldwide are organising events this Saturday (March 23, 2019) to improve Wikipedia entries related to notable women artists and art world figures. We (at CaribbeanReads) have occasionally updated lists of Caribbean writers … Continue reading

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Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Now Open for Submissions

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Now in its fifth year, the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature recognizes up to three English-language literary works for young adults (aged 12 through 18) written by Caribbean authors. CaribbeanReads has had the pleasure of publishing two … Continue reading

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Extract – Musical Youth

In this extract of the award-winning novel Musical Youth by Joanne C. Hillhouse, Zahara, Shaka, and their friends are practicing for a summer musical performance. With opening night just one night away Zahara struggles to get the dance moves right. … Continue reading

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Conversations Live! with author Danielle Y. C. McClean

Danielle Y. C. McClean, award winning author of The Protectors’ Pledge speaks on Conversations Live! with Cyrus Webb. Mr. Webb highlights his admiration for the Protectors’ Pledge and its message of overcoming personal fears, making a difference in the world at any … Continue reading

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Why YA?

CaribbeanReads will be publishing two YA novels in 2017, bringing our total YA offerings to four. Since CR is a small publisher, this is significant. Three of the four books have been recognised by the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, … Continue reading

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Illustrating with CaribbeanReads

As a rule, CaribbeanReads uses Caribbean illustrators. We have a few non-Caribbean illustrators on our go-to list, for example, the first illustrator that I worked with was the phenomenal Ann-Cathrine Loo from the United Kingdom, and I would personally buy her … Continue reading

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