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ISBN:9782897502188
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Africville

by Shauntay Grant, illustrated by Eva Campbell

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ISBN:9782897502188
publisher: Bouton d'or Acadie
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The French edition of the award-winning picture book.

When a young girl visits the site of Africville, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the stories she's heard from her family come to mind. She imagines what the community was once likeā€”the brightly painted houses nestled into the hillside, the field where boys played football, the pond where all the kids went rafting, the bountiful fishing, the huge bonfires. Coming out of her reverie, she visits the present-day park and the sundial where her great- grandmother's name is carved in stone, and celebrates a summer day at the annual Africville Reunion/Festival.

Africville was a vibrant Black community for more than 150 years. But even though its residents paid municipal taxes, they lived without running water, sewers, paved roads and police, fire-truck and ambulance services. Over time, the city located a slaughterhouse, a hospital for infectious disease, and even the city garbage dump nearby. In the 1960s, city officials decided to demolish the community, moving people out in city dump trucks and relocating them in public housing.

Today, Africville has been replaced by a park, where former residents and their families gather each summer to remember their community. The English edition of this beautiful picture book won the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration, and was a Finalist for the Governor Generals Award, Young People's Literature - Illustrated Books, and was a Finalist for the Ruth Sylvia Schwartz Chldren's Book Award.

About the Authors
Shauntay Grant is a writer and performance artist based in Halifax. She is the author of several books for children including Up Home, which won the 2009 Atlantic Book Award for Best Atlantic Published Book and was hortlisted for the 2010 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Awards. Shauntay serves as Halifax's third Poet Laureate from 2009 to 2011. She teaches creative writing at Dalhousie Univristy.
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Eva Campbell was born in Ghana and spent her childhood in Barbados and Jamaica. She studied painting at the College of Art in Ghana (BA) and the University of Victoria (MFA). Eva has had numerous art exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Ghana, Barbados and Britain. She is the visual arts teacher at Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 8
Grade:
k to 2
Reading age:
4 to 7

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