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Nadia Hohn

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Nadia Hohn

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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.
Malaika’s Costume, Groundwood Books (Anticipated publication date: 2016)

Sankofa Music (Grade 5) for the Sankofa Series, Rubicon Publishing Inc. (Publication date: August 2015)

Sankofa Media (Grade 6) for the Sankofa Series, Rubicon Publishing Inc. (Publication date: August 2015)
• Bram and Bluma Appel Scholarship at the Humber School of Writers, 2015

• "50 Plus 1 Black Canadians Who Are On the Rise in 2015".

• Helen Isobel Sissons Award for Canadian Children’s Story for "Malaika's Costume" manuscript, 2014

• Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Multicultural Non-Fiction 2014 for Sankofa Series (my upcoming books Music and Media will be published in this series)
Other Memberships
Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

The Writers Union of Canada (TWUC)
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