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Children's Fiction Emotions & Feelings

Tú me sostienes

by (author) Monique Gray Smith

illustrated by Danielle Daniel

translated by Lawrence Schimel

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Aug 2022
Emotions & Feelings, Diversity & Multicultural, Friendship, General
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    Publish Date
    Aug 2022
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    Publish Date
    Aug 2022
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 3 to 5


Alentar a los niños a ofrecerse amor y apoyo entre ellos y a tener en cuenta su bienestar mutuo en sus acciones cotidianas.

Asesora, conferencista internacional y autora premiada, Monique Gray Smith escribió Tú me sostienes para fomentar el diálogo entre los jóvenes, sus cuidadores y sus educadores sobre la reconciliación y la importancia de las conexiones que fraguan los niños entre ellos. Con ilustraciones vibrantes de la renombrada artista Danielle Daniel, este es un libro fundacional sobre construir relaciones, promover la empatía y alentar el respeto entre los compañeros, comenzando con nuestros ciudadanos más pequeños.

About the authors

Monique Gray Smith is a mixed–heritage woman of Cree, Lakota, and Scottish ancestry and a proud mom of twins. Monique is an accomplished consultant, writer and international speaker. Her first novel, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, won the 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. Monique and her family are blessed to live on Lkwungen territory in Victoria, British Columbia. 

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Danielle Daniel est une artiste métisse multidisciplinaire. Elle a écrit Parfois je suis un renard pour encourager son jeune fils à découvrir ses racines autochtones. Enseignante pendant de nombreuses années, Danielle travaille maintenant comme professeur d'art à temps partiel au Canada et aux États-Unis. Elle habite dans le nord de l'Ontario.


Danielle Daniel is an author and artist whose first picture book, Parfois je suis un renard, won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the First Nation Communities Read Award for aboriginal literature. A former elementary school teacher, Danielle is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing through the University of British Columbia. Danielle lives in Sudbury, Ontario.


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Lawrence Schimel is an award-winning author and anthologist who has published over 70 books in many genres, including four anthologies for Arsenal Pulp Press, all co-edited with Richard Labonte: The Future Is Queer (2006), the Lambda Award-winning First Person Queer (2007), its sequel Second Person Queer (2009), and I Like It Like That (2009). His other books include Lambda winner PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality (with Carol Queen), The Drag Queen of Elfland, The Mammoth Book of Gay Erotica, and Things Invisible to See: Lesbian and Gay Tales of Magic Realism. Formerly of New York, he has lived in Madrid, Spain since 1999.


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  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club Recommended Reads
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
  • Short-listed, Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
  • Commended, Bank Street College of Education Children's Book Committee Best Children's Books of the Year
  • Commended, Quill & Quire's Best Books of the Year
  • Commended, American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) Best Books
  • Commended, Resource Links, The Year's Best Books

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