21 February 2024

Yolanda T. Marshall

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I am a multi-award-winning author and storyteller who creates diverse, inclusive, and festive children's literature. I began my publishing journey in 2008 and currently have a literary agent and traditionally published books.
My son is my greatest source of inspiration,
and each year I have the pleasure of reading
to over 25,000 students.
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Yolanda T. Marshall is an award-winning Guyanese-born Canadian author of diverse, inclusive, festive children's literature. She ventured into the world of publishing in 2008 and received a multi-book deal in 2019.
Yolanda is currently a traditionally published and agented author of seventeen books, including, A Piece of Black Cake for Santa, Miles Away In The Caribbean, Sweet Sorrel Stand, C is for Carnival, Hot Cross Buns for Everyone and one of CBC’s best Canadian picture books of 2020 and TD’s Top Recommended Reads for 2023 - My Soca Birthday Party: with Jollof Rice and Steel Pans. Yolanda is also a columnist/editor for Canada's Caribbean Camera printed newspaper “Lit Corner” where she promotes the books of other marginalized, Canadian authors. She has read for over 25,000 students annually, for the last few years in Canada and was recently invited by a New York school board into their classrooms. Yolanda appeared in numerous Television interviews, magazines and news articles and is a recipient of the Caribbean media Loop Awards: Author of the Year 2022, CBC's 2020 Best Canadian Picture Book List, CIBWE Top 100 Black Women To Watch 2017, and one of Canada’s 100 Accomplished Black Women in 2022. She is a Membership Chair on the CANSCAIP Board (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers), a professional member of The Writer's Union of Canada and a PAL member of the SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators).

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