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Annette Pateman

Annette Pateman

Annette Pateman was born in the UK to Jamaican parents. She moved to Canada with her family in 2012. Annette writes about identity, race and relationships. 

Annette is interested in fairy tales and folklore and has written a children's picture book.



Spectrum. Annette Pateman, 2020
Anancy and The Turtle. Annette Pateman, 2020
Lover Lines. Annette Pateman, 2021
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Description

Reading and presentation of children's picture book based on African and Caribbean folklore, Anancy and The Turtle, a children's picture book written by me


Presentation Length:
40 - 60 mins
Children's Picture Book, fiction,
K1- k7
Audience Size:
Workshop Description:

Reading of Anancy and The Turtle picture book.

Props used to illustrate the characters in the book. 
percussion instruments used and some African and Caribbean dance movement as appropriate for age group

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  • Black, Indigenous, and/or racialized