by Brittany Mazique, illustrated by Sawyer Cloud, is a cheerful story about friendship that also celebrates some wonderful New Orleans traditions. Delphine Denise Debreaux loves Mardi Gras and every year; she and her friends ride their bikes in the annual parade through the streets of New Orleans. But this year, Delphine Denise wants to enter a float into the parade so she can win the grand prize for the best float: a crown. Delphine Denise is determined to win the prize no matter what, but her friends are less than enthusiastic about her plan. On the day of the parade, when trouble strikes her float and her friends come to her aid, Delphine Denise learns that maybe a crown isn’t the most important Mardi Gras prize after all. The back of the book includes some more information about Mardi Gras and its roots in New Orleans.
Delphine Denise and the Mardi Gras Prize