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Nadia L Hohn

Nadia L. Hohn is a dynamic "story lady" who has presented to audiences in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Jamaica, and Trinidad.  From the age of six years old, Nadia L Hohn began writing stories, drawing, and making books. Her first two books, Music and Media in the Sankofa Series were published by Rubicon Publishing in 2015.  Her award-winning first picture book, Malaika's Costume was published in 2016 and its sequel Malaika's Winter Carnival 2017 by Groundwood Books.  Nadia is also the author of Harriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter, an early reader published by Harper Collins published in December 2018.  A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett-Coverley Found Her Voice, nonfiction picture book about the performer, playwright, author, and Jamaican cultural ambassador, Louise Bennett-Coverley otherwise known as Miss Lou, will be published in 2019 (Owlkids). Nadia was 1 of 6 Black Canadian Writers to Watch in 2018 and the first SCBWI Canada East Rising Kite Diversity Scholarship recipient in 2018. Nadia  will be a touring in Alberta as a presenter in the TD Canada Children's Book Week in 2019.  In summer 2019, Nadia will be the writer in residence at Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver, British Columbia. Nadia is an elementary school teacher in Toronto and has taught early years music in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Nadia L. Hohn studied writing at the Highlights Foundation, Humber College School of Writers, George Brown College, and the Voices of our Nation (VONA).  She holds an honours arts degree in psychology from the University of Waterloo as well as Bachelor and Master of Education degrees from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE/UT).  Nadia is currently working on two young adult novels, a play, the next Malaika... book, and others.  She lives in Toronto she teaches, reads a ton, and crafts stories. She also loves to write (songs, blogs, journals, stories), play piano, cook vegan dishes, travel, study arts and cultures of the African diaspora especially Caribbean folk music, Orff music education, and run.

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Publications

Malaika's WInter Carnival. Groundwood, 2017
Malaika's Costume. Groundwood, 2016
Sankofa Music. Rubicon Publishing Inc., 2015
Sankofa Media . Rubicon Publishing Inc., 2015
Harriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter. Harper Kids, 2018
A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice. Owlkids, 2019
Malaika’s Surprise. Groundwood Books, 2021

Awards

Bram and Bluma Appel Scholarship, 2015
Helen Issobel Sissons Canadian Children's Book Award for Malaika's Costume, 2014
SCBWI Canada East Rising Kite Diversity Award, 2018
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Children's Literature Award for Malaika's Costume, 2016
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
No