Storytime with Marjuan Candy
February 4, 2024 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 amFree
About the book:
In search of a long-lost patch from her grandmother’s quilt, Zoe and her friend Winston travel to the Gullah Sea Islands where they meet the slick-talking Bruh Rabbit, who tricks them into handing over their quilt and vanishes to the magical island of Sankofaland. With time running out, Zoe and Winston enlist the help of some new friends to catch the trickster and find the missing patch before it’s too late. Appropriate for ages 3-7. This book features a foreword by Paula Whaley (visual artist and sister of James Baldwin).
About the Author:
Marjuan Canady, a native Washingtonian with Trinidadian/African-American roots, is a mom and an award-winning entrepreneur, writer, performer, director, educator, producer, and literacy advocate. She is currently a Co-Producer on the National Tour / Broadway revival production of The WIZ. Canady’s work has been highlighted in international publications, such as The Washington Post, The Trinidad Guardian, Blavity, LA Times, Black Enterprise, Huffington Post, Madame Noire and Vice-ID. She has worked with notable institutions such as Kennedy Center, Sesame Street, The Smithsonian Institute, The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, Georgetown University, Catholic University of America, The Moscow Art Theater School and the Negro Ensemble Company. Canady is the founder and CEO of her multimedia production company, Sepia Works. She is the CEO / Author / Co-Creator of the children’s media brand, Callaloo. Marjuan has led her team in building Callaloo, originally conceived as a theatrical play, into a global brand consisting of books, puppet shows, digital content, animation, arts education programming and merchandise. Canady’s first children’s book, Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale was self-published in 2013 in which she received the First Time Author’s Award from the National Library of Trinidad and Tobago. Canady’s other children’s books include, The Legend of the Golden Coqui, Did You Know Coloring Book, La Leyenda del Coqui Dorado and The Trickster and the Magic Quilt.