Praline Lady By Kirstie Myvett & Kameko Madere

Back of Book:
In nineteenth-century New Orleans, a praline lady strolls the French Quarter, selling her delectable sweets. These entrepreneur women of color were once a common sight in the neighborhood. Young readers will go along with this praline lady as she makes her pralines, sells them from her basket, and grows her business.
My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from Pelican Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
“Praline Lady” by debut author Kirstie Myvett follows an entrepreneur as she happily sells her pralines throughout the New Orleans square. “Pralines,” Praline Lady sings. “Come and get your pralines!” This is the call of Praline Lady as she walks through the streets of the French Quarter. The text uses onomatopoeia to introduce readers to the sights, sounds, and smells of nineteenth-century New Orleans. The illustrations by Kameko Madere are done in soft watercolors that allow readers to feel like they are apart of the story. The back of the book shares more history about how some enslaved women were able to buy their freedom by selling pralines. “Praline Lady” is a beautiful introduction to the legacy of this unique piece of New Orleans history.
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages

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