Get the kids into the Black History action.
Get the kids into the Black History action by introducing them to Mathieu Da Costa, a free African who spoke Mi’kmaq and French and acted as translator for Samuel de Champlain and Pierre Dugua de Monts. Storyteller Itah Sadu offers the perfect vehicle in her new children’s book, Mathieu Da Costa: First To Arrive ($24.95, A Different Publisher). Illustrated by Roy Condy, it tells the story in vibrant pictures and words and even includes a CD with a song that augments the tale. A great package.