Thank you to all of the folks who helped to "birth" my story like my writing teacher Ted Staunton who gave me the picture book assignment in my George Brown College class years ago, my illustrator Irene Luxbacher, my publisher Sheila Barry, my editor Nan Froman, my publicist Cindy Ma, and the whole Groundwood Books team, as well as all the book store owners, reviewers, and librarians. Now, I sound like I am rehearsing for an acceptance speech... that would not be a bad idea. Not at all.
And now I present the recognitions:
Malaika's Costume, 2016 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Best Bets, Honourable mention
Malaika's Costume, 2017 USBBY 2017 Outstanding International Books List
Malaika's Costume, 2017 Notable Children's Books Discussion Titles by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) a division of the American Library Association (ALA) for the 2017 Midwinter Meeting