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Soup Joumou: Not Just a Soup

Buy Now Book Context It is New Year’s Day and Alix and Annabelle are excited to help their Grandma Cleo make a traditional soup to celebrate the occasion. As they gather up vegetables, Grandma Cleo explains why Soup Joumou is so important to the Haitians’ celebration. The Importance of Soup Joumou She tells the children that long ago, before Haiti gained its independence from France, there were many slaves in Haiti. They were forbidden to eat Soup Joumou. Only the free were permitted to enjoy the dish. Now, Soup Joumou has become a symbol of their independence. Those of Haitian...

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