I am now posting my Nadia's Notables Newsletter and Quick Notes here on my website.
I have safely arrived in Abu Dhabi, UAE where I have started a new music teaching position. I am settling into my routine and there is so much to see. Every day I post on Instagram with my photo series #nadiasabudhabidos at @nadialhohn so you can see what I'm up to, my daily adventures, and the unique parts of this new journey. You can also see it on Twitter @nadialhohn and Facebook as well. Abu Dhabi is 8 hours ahead of Toronto's schedule so if you're in Toronto and you're reading this, I'm probably asleep in Abu Dhabi.
2) EBONY MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2016 ISSUE
Pick up the September 2016 edition of Ebony Magazine where you will find a review of Malaika's Costume along with other children's and young adult titles. "EBONY is the No. 1 source for an authoritative perspective on the Black community. Under the direction of Editor-in-Chief, Kyra Kyles, the monthly magazine, now in its 71st year, reaches nearly 11-million readers."- www.ebony.com I have been reading Ebony since I was a 9 year old. Being a Black girl born and raised in Canada, Ebony Magazine and others like it (e.g., Essence) were so important to the positive development of my self-image and self-esteem even though these magazines were African-American and for adults. Thank you to Asha French for reviewing my book,
3) WORD ON THE STREET (TORONTO) ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
Guess what Toronto? I will be a participant in the The Word On The Street Toronto Festival this September. I have been going for years as an attendee and now l get to be a participant and share "Malaika's Costume", Carnival crafts, and "Caribbean flavour" with kids and families in my city.
4) Kingston Writers' Festival (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) on September 28
Guess what Kingston, Ontario? I will be a participant in the Kingston Writers Festival as part of the Authors at School program this September. I can't wait to share "Malaika's Costume" and "Caribbean flavour" with students in the 613 and 343 on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. https://www.kingstonwritersfest.ca/festival-author/nadia-hohn/
5) BLACK GIRL MAGIC ON WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS
Thank you Dhonielle Clayton for highlighting Black women kidlit authors (me included) discussing Black Girl Magic: Black Girlhood, Imaginations, and Magic in part 1 of a 3 part series. In light of the tragedies in the US over the last few days, I hope this inspires you. http://weneeddiversebooks.org/black-girl-magic-black-girlhood-imaginations-and-activism/