Member Profile

Nadia L Hohn

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 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 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).  Harriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter in 2018, an early reader published by Harper Collins, and a non-fiction picture book in 2019.  Nadia is currently working on a young adult novel, a play, and her third Malaika... book.  

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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 Collins, 2018


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
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