Teachers, you can find some wonderful suggestions on how to use Malaika's Costume in your classroom here.
- Make some of these arts and crafts. Go to the Kids link here. There, you will find some Malaika's Costume crafts and printable masters to complete with your students.
- Book author Nadia L. Hohn for a school visit. For more information, click here.
- Teach a "Malaika's Costume" unit. Start by using this wonderful lesson plan prepared by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) through Tulane and Vanderbilt Universities. You can find the lesson here.
- Read. Learn more about Carnival, the Caribbean, and other topics from Malaika's Costume by reading one of the following books or articles. This is an ongoing list so if you would like to add some titles, please let me know know. Items with an asterisk (*) are for older readers. Carnival - Pink Carnival by Joanne Gail Johnson, pictures by Carol Anne Farris (c) 2010 - Play Mas'!: A Carnival ABC by Dirk McLean, illustrated by Ras Stone (c) 2000 - Carnival Spotlight by Stacey Marie Robinson (*young adult) Music Calypso Calaloo: Early Carnival Music in Trinidad (*adult) by Donald R. Hill (c) 1993 Immigration, Separation, and Barrel Children Malaika's Costume (2016) by Nadia L. Hohn, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi) Malaika's Winter Carnival- working title (2017) by Nadia L. Hohn, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi) Manu's Special Day and Today I Made A Friend by Joseth Reid-Tulloch (self-published) about her real-life experience being the migrating parent and her child joining her Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation (2015) by Edwidge Danticat, illustrated by Leslie Staub (Dial Books) Websites https://barrelstories.org/resources/
- Watch. Watch informative videos and films about this topic. Look at art that deals with subjects within the books. Barrel Stories https://barrelstories.org/the-film/
- Listen. Listen to the songs and sounds of music and the words of people discussing topics from my books.
- Borrow ideas from other teachers.