"Phoebe-half Jamaican, half French-Canadian-hates her school nickname of ٢French Toast.٣ So she is mortified when, out on a walk with her Jamaican grandmother, she hears a classmate shout it out at her. To make things worse, Nan-Ma, who is blind, wants an explanation of the name. How can Phoebe describe the color of her skin to someone who has never seen it? ٢Like tea, after you've added the milk,٣ she says. And her father? ٢Like warm banana bread.٣ And Nan-Ma herself? She is like maple syrup poured over ... well ... In French Toast, Kari-Lynn Winters uses descriptions of favorite foods from both of Phoebe's cultures to celebrate the varied skin tones of her family. François Thisdale's imaginative illustrations fill the landscape with whimsy and mouthwatering delight as Phoebe realizes her own resilience and takes ownership of her nickname proudly."--From Jacket flap.
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- Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Juvenile fiction.
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- Self-esteem -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.
Other Authors: Thisdale, François, 1964- illustrator.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
Notes: Canadiana.Link to PAC