We are so excited about the books we have on the horizon for 2021 and 2022. They are all in various stages of development and the anticipation on this end is high. We have six books on the horizon, three that I can tell you about and three that are so new that we will keep them to ourselves for just a little longer. Continue reading
Category Archives: Caribbean Lit News This Week
“In this bright future you can’t forget your past.”
Bob Marley “No, Woman, No cry.”
The importance of our history is one of the reasons CaribbeanReads loves folklore-based literature and encourages readers of all ages to engage with this fun element of Caribbean history. Of course, folklore isn’t true, right? Continue reading
We read for enjoyment, but literature plays an important role in human development, and one of those roles is teaching us about being a good friend. When we read, we live vicariously through the characters, we observe the way they respond to situations and think about how we would respond faced with the same stimuli. In that way, books are a little like flight simulators. Continue reading
The way women are portrayed in literature has evolved over time and in CaribbeanReads’ books, you find female characters who represent the diversity of characteristics that women, in reality, are. So today we will highlight some of the girls and women who play a role in CaribbeanReads’ literature- the characters. Continue reading
A part of the journey to launching a look involves seeking out book reviews. So far, The Talking Mango Tree (available for preorder today; launch is March 1, 2021) has garnered many positive reviews, our favorite by eight-year-old Joshua Orr. Today’s reviews are from LoveReading4Kids one of the biggest UK recommendation sites for children’s books. Here are excerpts from the reviews received: Continue reading
Since 2008, World Read Aloud Day has challenged participants to grab a book, find an audience, and read-aloud! It was initiated by the nonprofit organization LitWorld and is now celebrated all over the world including in many Caribbean countries. This year, with so many children not attending school in person, reading aloud to them and reading a variety of books is of paramount importance. Here are a few readalouds of our books. Enjoy them with your young ones and read a book to them yourself as well! Continue reading
Traditionally, we have directed our customers to Amazon and Barnes and Noble to purchase our books. However, there is another option for our United States customers – BookShop.org.
A self-described ‘benefit corporation,’ Bookshop.org is dedicated to supporting indie bookstores and authors. According to the website, this is how it works: Continue reading
CaribbeanReads is embarking on a number of new initiatives in 2021. A few of them are focused on providing our content digitally: eBooks and audio books. Continue reading
Kirkus Reviews has selected the second edition of Musical Youth as one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Indie Books of 2020. The news will be shared in Kirkus newsletters going out today and on their website on December 21,2020.
Carol Mitchell of CaribbeanReads stated that “CaribbeanReads’ books have received very positive Kirkus Reviews in the past, but this is our first starred review, so we are very excited. To have Musical Youth chosen as one of the top 100 books by an Indie publisher this year is even more gratifying. It is a wonderful book and this is well-deserved.” Continue reading