Freedom Soup

Freedom Soup

Book - 2019 | First edition
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"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."-- Publisher's description.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780763689773
Call Number: jE CHARLES 2019
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Alcántara, Jacqueline - Illustrator


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Ti Gran teaches Belle how to make the special Freedom Soup, a New Year's tradition dating back to the Haitian Revolution. Recipe included.

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Feb 18, 2020

A grandmother passes down traditions to her granddaughter through a homemade soup. She also tells a bittersweet tale of how the freedom soup gets it name. With the coming of each New Year the history of the Haitian Revolution is celebrated as a victory for the people of Haiti. Wonderful artwork and story.

Feb 13, 2020

A wonderful story that teaches abut love, family and the price of freedom. Learn about the history of slavery in Haiti and the celebration of independence.

ArapahoeTina Feb 06, 2020

A lovely story with deep connections to family, tradition and history. I loved learning about Haiti and its colorful and courageous inhabitants.


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