Love, Lah Lah (Hardcover)

Love, Lah Lah By Nailah Blackman, Jade Orlando (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nailah Blackman, Jade Orlando (Illustrator)
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Caribbean soca artist, Nailah Blackman, invites you to shimmy, fête, and spread the joy of Carnival with Lah Lah and her grandfather in this vibrant and heartwarming story set in Trinidad & Tobago! Perfect baby shower or birthday gift for soca fans!

Come on, Come on
Carnival is waiting!

It’s Carnival morning, and Lah Lah is awake bright and early, ready to take part in the festivities of the day. Join Lah Lah and her papa as they dance through the streets of Trinidad and Tobago, cheer on the King and Queen of the Carnival parade, and end with a grand performance onstage!

A moving and lyrical tribute to Nailah Blackman’s grandpa Ras Shorty I, the creator of soca music, which blends African and East Indian rhythms, Love, Lah Lah thrums with the colors and the beat of Carnival.

About the Author

Nailah Blackman is a singer who grew up in South Trinidad, where music and love for her culture flowed through her veins. The granddaughter of the legendary Ras Shorty I, creator of Soca music, and the daughter of musician, actress, and designer Abbi Blackman, Nailah is Caribbean music royalty.

Jade Orlando was born on an army base in North Carolina and grew up in a tiny Michigan town. After a childhood spent drawing dragons and cat ladies, she traveled to SCAD Savannah to get a BFA in illustration. Jade worked as a children’s apparel artist before switching to freelance full-time. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband, greyhound, and four cats. When she’s not drawing, she can usually be found curled up with her cats and a really good book.

Praise For…

★ "A lyrical and loving tribute to family and ­Trinidadian culture." —School Library Journal, starred review

"A celebratory volume that dances to its own vibrant beat." —Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593487693
ISBN-10: 0593487699
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 9th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English