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Zunon, Elizabeth

Grandpa Cacao: A Tale of Chocolate, from Farm to Family

(2) K-3 As a little girl and her father make a special birthday cake, Daddy tells her about his own father, Grandpa Cacao, who grew cacao on his farm in the Ivory Coast. When the cake is ready, Mommy announces a surprise visitor: "the best birthday present ever in the world!" Striking patchwork-patterned illustrations point to the importance of traditions to those in the African diaspora. Information about the cacao trade and a recipe are appended.


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