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We're celebrating a debut deal for Alliah L. Agostini this week! I fell in love with it for so many reasons—including that I'm married to a Caribbean-American immigrant and know these Saturday dancehall gatherings quite fondly. I also remember cashing in cans as a kid and my son still does it. But the way Alliah makes the story sing and captures such a specific experience in a universal way—with themes of generosity, determination, and self-expression—makes me hopeful that this story will resonate with families of all backgrounds while it lifts up Jamaican-American families whose experience is reflected.
Here's the announcement: