Caribbean Storytime with Yolanda Marshall

Caribbean Storytime with Yolanda Marshall
Welcome to Caribbean Storytime, where amazing things happen. Email: [email protected]

Reading with Miles ~ “Sweet Sorrel Stand”
Mar 21 • 8 min
“Sweet Sorrel Stand” by Yolanda T. Marshall. In this children’s book, Rose and Nicolas loved their favourite Caribbean sorrel drink so much, the siblings decided to create a sorrel stand with the assistance of their parents. Their Sweet Sorrel Stand was a…
Reading with Miles ~ Breakfast in the Bathtub
Feb 27 • 4 min
“Breakfast in the Bathtub” written by Frieda Wishinsky
Janiece McIntosh ~ Author, Entrepreneur and Female Warrior
Feb 23 • 10 min
Janiece McIntosh is the mother of four and CEO of Fabu Phit, which offers clients a space to heal, recover, rebuild and increase vitality, focus and energy through training, programs, workshops and retreats. They provide health, wellness and fitness…
Marjuan Canady ~ Callaloo
Feb 19 • 25 min
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Rachel Thwaites-Williams ~ “Charlotte and the Two Puffs”
Feb 16 • 14 min
Baby Charlotte wants to go out on the town with Mummy, but first, she has to do her hair! Website: “Representation matters so much for our children, and having a book where my child could see someone that looked…
Reading with Miles ~ “Teaching Skip”
Feb 15 • 4 min
“Teaching Skip” by Robert Lee
Reading with Miles ~ ”Grover’s First Day at School.”
Jan 9 • 4 min
Grover’s First Day at School by Sesame Street.
Happy 2019
Jan 1 • 10 min
New Year traditions!
Christmas Stories
Dec 24, 2018 • 22 min
Merry Christmas from Caribbean Storytime! Enjoy a variety of stories about Christmas in a Caribbean home. Our Christmas traditions, experiences and favourite things!
Sweet Parang! Christmas in Trinidad & Tobago
Dec 23, 2018 • 5 min
Nneka Edwards is a Trini-Canadian poet who was born in Canada and who grew up in Trinidad and Tobago. She is a prolific writer and gifted poet who makes poetry fun to read and easy to appreciate. You can learn more about her on her website:…
Reading with Miles ~ “A Piece of Black Cake for Santa”
Dec 17, 2018 • 10 min
Femi and her friends planned to leave a few traditional Caribbean treats out for Santa, including Black Cake. The Kids shared warm wishes for their favourite dishes, while enjoying winter activities at the Christmas fair.
“Swag” ~ by Nneka Edwards
Nov 18, 2018 • 8 min
Man-Pride Poetry is an afrocentric empowerment book for Black men. It is divided into two parts but is really one complete collection. Part 1 - Mocha Mosaic - is a largely feel-good book that celebrates Black identity and many of the admirable traits…
Jennylynd James
Nov 18, 2018 • 8 min
Jennylynd James is an author of memoirs, a fine artist doing work in oil and acrylic, a soprano, and a food scientist. She has even designed a line of hats and button and wire jewellery. Never one to limit her passions, she has found tremendous success in…
OBAYIFO - My shadow catching Aunty
Nov 17, 2018 • 7 min
Obayifo written by Yolanda T. Marshall Book:- “Obayifo; A Poetic Journey into the Mind of Miss Marshall”
Reading with Miles ~ For you are a Kenyan Child.
Nov 2, 2018 • 7 min
“For you are a Kenyan Child” by Kelly Cunnane is one of Miles’s favourite books- after all he is a Kenyan Child. “Imagine you live in a small Kenyan village, where the sun rises over tall trees filled with doves. You wake to the sound of a rooster’s crow,…
Reading with Miles ~ Love You Forever
Oct 23, 2018 • 10 min
“Love You Forever” written by Robert Munsch Illustrated by Sheila McGraw
Author Valrie Kemp - Davis
Oct 16, 2018 • 35 min
Valrie Kemp-Davis is the author of the culturally conscious literature that celebrates both Children and Chidults of the Diaspora. Val, as she is affectionately called is a native of Tampa, Florida. She attended Warner Southern University earning a…
MaroonBlack comics by Henry and Racquel Reid-Grandison
Oct 12, 2018 • 21 min
MaroonBlack is an action packed story that everyone can relate to. It is set in present day Jamaica but centres around a fictional group called the MaroonBlack who fights against Duppy, and other supernatural entities from Jamaican folklore. New posts for…
Writer/Poet/Composer/Educator Que Tee V’Adele Rogers
Oct 12, 2018 • 22 min
A Writer (and poet/composer/singer & tutor) since 1979, of all genres: Poetry, songs, fiction and no-fiction, children, teens, adults, couples, comedy monologues, screenplays, TV series, movies, skits, ads, jingles, articles for newspapers, blogs,…
Reading with Miles ~ Yakety Yak Yak
Oct 9, 2018 • 8 min
“Yakety Yak just cannot stop talking, and so he often does not listen. His non-stop monologue is full of long-winded, never-get-to-the-point yakking. Sweet Pickles is a series of 40 classic children’s books based on 26 animal characters living in the town…
Reading with Miles ~ Henny Penny
Oct 4, 2018 • 6 min
Is the sky really falling? Henny Penny seems to think so. But will she and her friends get to tell the king before Foxy Loxy can outsmart them? Originally published in 1950. Written by Paul Galdone
Daniel O’Brien
Sep 30, 2018 • 20 min
Daniel O’Brien is a Trinidadian-born illustrator currently residing in Queens, New York with Obie, his loyal and energetic dog. He holds a BFA in Illustration from The School of Visual Arts. The Carnival Prince is available At and will be…
Reading with Miles ~ What Makes You Giggle Miles
Sep 24, 2018 • 5 min
What Makes You Giggle Miles is a book by Me Story, starring your child!
Reading with Miles ~ When Louis Armstrong taught me to Scat!
Sep 20, 2018 • 6 min
In a CRACKITY-SNAPPITY-POPPITY-POP bubblegum dream, a young girl learns to scat from the master himself, Louis Armstrong! Written by Muriel Harris Weinstein
Carol Ottley-Mitchell
Sep 20, 2018 • 27 min
St. Kitts-Nevis born Carol Mitchell loves books and she loves kids. Writing children’s books has given her the ability to combine both of these passions. She enjoys entertaining children and positively impacting their lives. She also finds that writing…
Nneka Edwards
Sep 11, 2018 • 26 min
Nneka Edwards is a Canadian-born, Caribbean-bred creative writer. Nneka grew up in The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, but later attended university in Canada, Taiwan and South Korea. This talented Author also spent one year in Japan teaching English…
Yolanda T. Marshall
Sep 11, 2018 • 24 min
Yolanda T. Marshall is a Guyanese-born, Canadian Author. A world traveler, a jazz lover and a devoted Mother, she embodies Art and takes her readers on adventurous, cultured journeys. Visit
Keman’s First Carnival
Sep 9, 2018 • 4 min
This was Keman’s first experience of Toronto’s annual Caribbean Carnival. The excited 8 year old and his Mother enjoyed the rituals at the Caribbean celebration, such as picking a flag to wave, the Caribbean influenced foods, dancing, costumes and music.…
Welcome to my Podcast
Sep 6, 2018 • 1 min
My goal is to introduce you to Caribbean children’s books written by myself and other Caribbean literature Authors. Tune in for Storytime and various discussions about our beautiful culture!