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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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