Our Bookseller says:“This is a sweet, beautiful tale of family, holidays, and tradition, filled with lovely illustrations. Narrated by little Belle, this book tells the story of the traditional (and titular) Haitian dish, Freedom Soup — and it even includes the recipe so you and your child can make it together! A perfect read for any family (best for ages 5-9).” – Zach
Every year, Haitians all over the world ring in the new year by eating a special soup, a tradition dating back to the Haitian Revolution. This year, Ti Gran is teaching Belle how to make the soup — Freedom Soup — just like she was taught when she was a little girl. Together, they dance and clap as they prepare the holiday feast, and Ti Gran tells Belle about the history of the soup, the history of Belle’s family, and the history of Haiti, where Belle’s family is from. In this celebration of cultural traditions passed from one generation to the next, Jacqueline Alcántara’s lush illustrations bring to life both Belle’s story and the story of the Haitian Revolution. Tami Charles’s lyrical text, as accessible as it is sensory, makes for a tale that readers will enjoy to the last drop.
Freedom Soup by Tami Charles