Freedom Soup

About the Author: Tami Charles

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Freedom Soup book, this is one of the most wanted Tami Charles author readers around the world.

[EPUB] ✺ Freedom Soup By Tami Charles –
  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Freedom Soup
  • Tami Charles
  • 10 October 2019
  • 9780763689773

Freedom SoupJoin The Celebration In The Kitchen As A Family Makes Their Traditional New Year S Soup And Shares The Story Of How Haitian Independence Came To Be The Shake Shake Of Maracas Vibrates Down To My Toes Ti Gran S Feet Tap Tap To The RhythmEvery 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 Alcantara 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

10 thoughts on “Freedom Soup

  1. Lynn says:

    Gorgeous Exuberant story of a family tradition and Haitian history and even includes a recipe This one makes readers want to dance and cook.

  2. Donna Merritt says:

    Gorgeous illustrations by Jacqueline Alcantara and poetic text by Tami Charles tell the story of the slave rebellion in Haiti and the annual New Year s Day celebration with freedom soup Bonus There is an author s note with background info on the Haitian Revolution and a recipe for the soup In addition to its historical significance, this is a sweet story about family as Ti Gran passes on this cultural tradition to her granddaughter Belle.

  3. Mary Lee says:

    The story of Haitian Freedom soup yum

  4. Alex Baugh says:

    It s a cold, snowy day outside, but inside Ti Gran s kitchen, it is warm and busy As the beats of traditional Haitian kompa music and dancing fills the kitchen, so does the aroma of traditional Haitian Freedom Soup And today, Belle, who has a heart made for cooking, is getting her first lesson on how to prepare her Ti Gran s secret recipe for this celebrated New Year s Day soup.And as they mash the epis and the herbs, add the meat, the pumpkin, and the vegetables into a big pot, Ti Gran begins to tell Belle why it is called Freedom Soup and what it means to Haitians everywhere And even though Belle has heard this story every year, she still wants to hear it again.Ti Gran, who was born in Haiti, recounts how long ago the people in her country were enslaved, and forced to work hard for their masters Part of that work was making Freedom Soup, a dish they themselves were never allowed to eat Freedom Soup was only for the free, Ti Gran tells Belle But finally, the Haitians had had enough and rebelled, driving out the people who have enslaved them, and, having won their freedom, celebrated by making and eating Freedom Soup, because now they, too, were free.And so every New Year s Day, Haitians prepare and eat Freedom Soup, remembering their past and their fight for freedom with every bite.Some of the reason I really liked about this story of family, history and Haitian independence I love stories about traditions, both family and national traditions Tradition is what connects people to each other, and when shared, has the power to inform and enlighten and add to the lives of others That is just what this book does And luckily, there is a recipe for Freedom Soup in the back matter and it looks as delicious as Belle and Ti Gran made it sound.I loved the warm intergenerational relationship between Belle and her Ti Gran and how connected to each other they feel Also, knowing important cultural traditions is one of the ways for a young person to feel connected to their past and understanding who they are, and Freedom Soup is a perfect example of just how that can happen.I loved the dynamic pencil, marker, and gouache illustrations done in a palette of bright blues and yellows that reminded one of the warmth and brightness of Haiti and the surrounding Caribbean waters Well, except for the last two pages, which bring the reader back to winter s cold and snow, but a look into the windows readers can see how everyone has their own way of celebrating the New Year, including Belle and Ti Gran.Freedom Soup is such a beautiful story, and can t recommend it highly enough, not just for New Year s but for everyday.What can I say, exceptI wish you a very Happy New Year This book is recommended for readers age 5 This book was gratefully received by me from Candlewick Press

  5. Christina Carter says:

    Note Review of Advance Reader Copy from Candlewick Press Book releases 12 10 19Cooking from the heart is an act of love, a gift when shared with family Sharing long treasured recipes with loved ones preserves traditions and gives them new life in the young ones who learn underneath our wings That s what makes this year so special for Belle This is the year that Ti Gran is going to show her how to make Freedom Soup, an important dish to celebrate Haitian Independence Day It is their family s New Year s Day tradition and in the process, she gets to listen to Ti Gran s stories about Haiti Stories of enslavement, revolution, and freedom Belle and Ti Gran spend the day together in the kitchen prepping, chopping, and peeling while dancing as Haitian kompa pours through the speakers Jacqueline Alc ntara s illustrations capture the rhythm of these joyous moves with style Click clacking, toes tapping, and braids swaying to the beat Much the same way the aroma of ingredients coming together wafts warmly throughout the pages intertwined with Tami Charles s lyrical text that rings of Haitian pride, love, and family togetherness.Freedom Soup ends with a kid friendly recipe and an Author s Note that further explains Tami s inspiration for this story, providing a bit of information about Freedom Soup s historical context The book releases this coming Tuesday, 12 10 19 just in time for you to get a copy for the holidays It is on my list for my K 5 library as our students have also enjoyed reading Tami s Definitely Daphne series and Fearless Mary Mary Fields, American Stagecoach Driver They re going to appreciate this one too because they are eager for books with food at the center of the narrative I think because they also enjoy cooking with their families just the same way that I do.

  6. Margie says:

    In twelve days on December 31, 2019 at midnight, this decade will come to a close To say the world and its inhabitants have seen monumental changes in these ten years is truly an understatement From the individual to the global level and everything in between, there have been heartbreaking setbacks and soul soaring achievements, great sadness and glorious happiness.A new year is a time to remember, reflect and refine It is a time to honor the past and embrace the future Freedom Soup Candlewick Press, December 10, 2019 written by Tami Charles with illustrations by Jacqueline Alcantara is certain to have readers recalling their family histories and favorite soup recipes and how the two mix to make memories passed from generation to generation.My full recommendation

  7. Kelsey says:

    Age Kindergarten 2nd gradeFood Soup, fresh vegetablesIdentity Haitian AmericanIdentity, author African AmericanIdentity, illustrator Latina AmericanTi Gran and her granddaughter prepare their annual Freedom Soup while remembering the history of the Haitian Revolution Alcantara provides vibrant golds and blues and celebratory dancing and joyfulness throughout Much of the story is based around a modern day family celebration, but the whole historical picture is included A pause in the middle of the book allows Ti Gran to remember the slavery origins of the revolution and 2 illustrations depict soldiers at arms A relatable experience for all children that have family traditions and celebrations around a particular food item, representative for Haitian children, and enlightening for all others.

  8. Linda says:

    Tami Charles tells this story of the freedom soup tradition on New Year s Day in Haiti, shared with her by her husband s Ti Gran After fighting for twelve years, Haitian freedom happened on January 1st, 1804 Together, young Belle and her Ti Gran dance through the time making freedom soup, a tradition followed by Haitians every January first Jacqueline Alc ntara s illustrations fill the pages with the beat of freedom as they prepare the soup Colorful and filled with joy on every face, it s wonderful to see the family and friends arriving and sharing this special soup together, and the apartment house also full of those celebrating by eating their own Freedom Soup Charles adds a recipe and a brief history of how the soup came to be in the backmatter.

  9. Aolund says:

    A book which thoughtfully combines a tale of a child cooking with her grandmother and the history of the Haitian revolution The historical narrative is simplified for the understanding of young listeners who may not have enough background knowledge to comprehend an in depth historical account, while at the same time not eliding or obscuring the reality of slavery A joyous, exuberantly illustrated tale of cooking, dancing, and celebrating hard won freedoms.Themes Freedom, Revolution, New Year s, Cooking, Celebration, DancingAge range 4 9

  10. Sylvia says:

    Freedom Soup is a lovely picture book about a girl and her Haitian grandmother sharing a New Year s tradition of making Freedom Soup While they prepare the ingredients, they dance to the kompa beat, and the girl s grandmother tells the story of Haiti s former slaves who once made the soup for their masters, rebelled, and gained freedom for themselves The weaving of the story with the loving kitchen scene, the vibrant illustrations, and the lyrical language make this a wonderful read.