EVERY OTHER CHRISTMAS by Katie Otey. Publishing Date September, 6, 2022 (Sky Pony Press; Skyhorse Publishing)
After his parents’ divorce, a young bi-racial child spends every other Christmas celebrating the differing traditions between the African-American and Colombian sides of their family.
Every Other Christmas is a picture book that explores the heart, soul, and fun of Christmas. The narrative’s parallel structure highlights how each family’s celebrations are similar while showcasing their exciting differences. Every Other Christmas invites any child who reads this story to reflect on what makes Christmas with their family just as special.
Katie Otey is an author and poet with a passion for spinning heartwarming tales laced with humor. When she’s not writing she’s singing, performing skits with her kids, teaching Spanish, traveling, and making her family laugh. Every Other Christmas is a nod to her children and her heartfelt desire to blend her experiences as an African-American with close ties to Colombian culture.