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New Children's Book Available Now!

Written by Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman

Illustrated by Hook E. Free

Published by Liberated Muse Publications

Mariah's Maracas is a 32-page illustrated children's book about a little girl named Mariah. Mariah is excited about her school day because she gets to choose her band instrument for Ms. Rio's music time portion of class. She loves the drum, but, she learns about the maracas and has a change of heart. 

This story explains how it is ok to change your mind and like different things at the same time. Children will also learn about cultural significance of certain instruments in different parts of the world. Ms. Rio's fourth grade class is a multi-cultural mix of children who are descendants of people throughout the African diaspora. In each book of the series, children will learn about a different instrument that is played in different countries throughout the African diaspora. This book focuses on the maraca and its significance to people in Trinidad and Brazil. 

The author and illustrator will be at Kwanzaa in August Festival to sign copies of this new book! Children will receive a pair of maracas with purchase of each book at the festival.



"The book is an inspiring tapestry of short stories, art and poetry. I was touched by the heartwarming and candid preface by Khadijah Ali-Coleman..." customer       

"Highlights from the group’s relatively short but action-packed history include the publication of two books, edited by Ali-Coleman: Liberated Muse I: How I Freed My Soul and Liberated Muse II: Betrayal Wears a Pretty Face..."

-Deborah Steinberg, WomenArts