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Mama God, Papa God: A Caribbean Tale

by Richardo Keens-Douglas

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Myth. This is a Caribbean creation story about Mama God and Papa God and how they made the Earth. They not only create people, light and animals they animals they also create people of different colors. They scatter the people all over the earth and descend into the heavens. This is a great book for teaching diversity and creation myths. The cultural aspect of this book is also a great resource for teaching different cultural beliefs.
  champlin | Jun 9, 2008 |
"It's too dark in here! I can't see you!" And that's why Papa God made light, so that he could see Mama God. Papa God makes the world, and sets it to spin. Together, they make people, give them different clothes to wear, make them different colors, give them different languages so that they can "live their lives learning all about each other." A beautiful book, perfect for storytime, to introduce ideas of diversity and getting along with others. Light-hearted, with beautiful, paint illustrations inspired by Haitian folk art. Must read!
  kapilalove | Sep 18, 2007 |
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An original Afro/Caribbean creation story, featuring a humourous dialogue between Mama God and Papa God as they busy themselves with the task of creating the universe.
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Papa God creates light so that he can see Mama God, and then he makes the world because he wants to give her something beautiful.

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