Orange for the Sunsets

Harper Collins: Katherine Tegen Books

Tina Athaide

Tina Athaide immigrated with her family to Edmonton Alberta from England in the late Seventies. She graduated from Archbishop Jordan High School in Sherwood Park and went on to complete her Bachelor of Education at the University of Alberta. She credits her success as an educator to the strong program at the U of A and has gone on to found a Charter School in California with four other educators. While teaching, she came to the realization that there were few books that dealt with cultures outside of the white European experience. Believing that books can present different experiences to children in an organic, natural way, she started publishing early literacy readers for the educational market before her debut book, Orange For The Sunsets. She believes that books have the power to open readers to new awareness and appreciation of differences in culture and experience.


Early Literacy Readers:
Publisher: Lee and Low Books/ Bebop Books
Yum! Apples, June 2011
Flora’s Box, August 2006
At Work with Dad, August 2005
The Adventures of Pran, August 2003
Best Friends, August 2002

Marigolds Kahani Magazine Dec. 2010
Muddy Puddle Ladybug Magazine February 2006
Beginning Reading Teaching PreK-8 Magazine October 2005
I’m Unique and Glad WeeOnes Magazine January 2003

MG Fiction Book:
Orange For The Sunsets, Harper Collins April 2019

Picture book:
(Working Title: Sita) Page Street Books Winter 2021


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