From the age of five years old, Nadia L. Hohn began writing stories, drawing, and making books. Nadia is the author of the Music and Media books in the Sankofa Series to be published by Rubicon Publishing in 2015. She was awarded the Helen Issobel Sissons Canadian Children's Book Award for her picture book manuscript , Malaika's Costume, in 2014. In 2016, Malaika's Costume will be a published picture book by Groundwood Books. Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario of Jamaican -immigrant parents, Nadia loves to write (songs, blogs, journals, stories), play musical instruments, cook vegan dishes, travel, study arts and languages of different cultures, do yoga, and run. Nadia holds Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Education as well as a Masters in Education and teaches at a public elementary school in Toronto. She is currently working on a middle grade novel and other non-fiction and picture books.