M.J. Fievre is a long-time educator and writer. She is also Miami Book Fair’s ReadCaribbean program coordinator; directing and producing the children’s cultural show Taptap Krik? Krak! falls under her purview. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, she has taught creative writing workshops to children at the O, Miami Poetry Festival and the Miami Art Museum, as well as in various schools in Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia, in her native Haiti, and in South Florida. In The Ocean Lives There (Dragonfruit), illustrated by Polina Hrytskova, Fievre invites young readers to join Imane on her adventure through a magic door and experience the beautiful Caribbean island of Haiti. Imane is a curious young girl with a big question. What is behind the magic door inside her house? Her sister Caroline says it’s a door that goes everywhere and nowhere. Sometimes it’s red, sometimes it’s blue, and it smells like coffee beans and the ocean. Imane can only imagine what’s on the other side: a beautiful place full of magic, music, and fun. But Momma keeps the door locked tight, and no one is allowed to open it.