Tina Athaide

Tina Athaide

Tina Athaide was born in Entebbe. After leaving Uganda she immigrated with her family to Canada from England. She has been a teacher for thirty years. 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.(HarperCollins/Tegen) The MG book is a Junior Library Guild Selection and winner of the CCBC Geoffrey Bilson award for historical fiction for young readers. In 2021 she published her debut picture book Meena’s Mindful Moment. (PageStreet Press) and is currently working on a MG book in verse about an Indian family expelled from Uganda and sent to a resettlement camp in England. (Charlesbridge 2024) and a picture book about finding joy in the monsoons. (Harper Collins 2025)

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