Carla and the Christmas Cornbread

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$17.99  $16.73
Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
11.4 X 10.28 X 0.41 inches | 1.18 pounds

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About the Author

Carla Hall attended L'Academie de Cuisine in Maryland. She gained her audience when she competed on Bravo's Top Chef and Top Chef: All Stars. She has been a TV personality since then, cohosting on the ABC talk show The Chew, contributing on Good Morning America, and featuring as a judge on Crazy Delicious on Netflix and on Bakeaway Camp on the Food Network. She is the author of Carla's Comfort Foods, Cooking with Love, and Carla Hall's Soul Food, which received an NAACP Image Awards nomination. She lives in Washington D.C. with her husband. Visit for more. Cherise Harris is an illustrator from Barbados. Her work centers around an interest in fairy tale and its role in telling deep and meaningful stories. Cherise uses pencil, watercolor, and clay, exploring her ideas in both 2D and 3D form. She also uses Photoshop to create digital art and gifs. She received her associate degree in visual arts at the Barbados Community College, her BFA in illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and most recently completed her master's in illustration at Falmouth University in the UK. Cherise currently lives back home in Barbados with her husband, Ryan, and her daughter.


"With expressive illustrations that set the story in the early 1970s and evoke the Christmas mood in the context of a loving Black family, this tale reminds readers that love and good intentions can almost always save the day. Readers will be eager to try out the cornbread recipe included in the endmatter...[h]eartwarming and cozy."--Kirkus Reviews