About the Author

Marcel Bent currently lives in the Middle East with her young daughter. She grew up in Jamaica and has lived in the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and Africa, traveling both for work and for her studies. 

When she travels, Marcel likes to envision places through the eyes of a child. Her stories are often about journeys that highlight our shared humanity and the beauty of friendship and adventures without cultural limitations. Tai and the Festival of Color is her first book.



Illustration by Cenk Güngör