A Feast for Joseph by Terry Farish and OD Bonny, illustrated by Ken Daley. Goundwood Books, 2021.
He talks to Abuba across the ocean. “I am waiting for you,” he says. He remembers Abuba dancing on long legs like birds, strut strut. “I have my traveling bag with good things,” she says. “I wait for the waraga.”
Praise for A Feast for Joseph
The New York Times recommends A Feast for Joseph as a great picture book about food and fellowship.
“A resettled refugee kid loves his people’s ways and strives to feel at home in his new country.” Starred Review, Kirkus
“There’s an undeniable ‘rhythm, a beat of people eating together’” Highly Recommended. Canadian Review of Materials
“A lovely picture book about food and customs and the simplicity of sharing.” The International Educator
“Joseph’s story for many of us is our story too.” Jonny Berad, teacher, reading A Feast for Joseph with his kindergartners in California to celebrate gratitude.
Selected as a Best Book for Kids and Teens by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.