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Up Home

by Shauntay Grant, illustrated by Susan Tooke

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cultural heritage, stories in verse
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list price: $12.95
edition:Paperback
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published: Oct 2011
ISBN:9781551099118
publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Description

Happy memories sparkle in this journey through poet Shauntay Grant's childhood visits to North Preston, Nova Scotia. Her words bring to life the sights, sounds, rhythms, and people of a joyful place, while Susan Tooke's vibrant illustrations capture the warmth of one of Canada's most important black communities. Up Home celebrates the magic of growing up, and the power in remembering our roots now in a new softcover edition.

About the Authors
Shauntay Grant is a writer, spoken word performer, broadcast journalist, and musician. She was Halifax’s third poet laureate (2009–2010). She is the author of The City Speaks in Drums and Up Home, which won the 2008 Atlantic Book Award for Best Atlantic Published Book and was shortlisted for the 2010 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards. Shauntay lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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Susan Tooke is an award-winning artist and children's book illustrator whose work has been exhibited across North America. In 2003, she received the Halifax Mayor's Award for Illustration, and she is a three-time winner of the Lillian Sheppard Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration, for Full Moon Rising, Up Home, and The City Speaks in Drums. She lives in Halifax. Visit Susan Tooke's art blog.

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Contributor Notes

Shauntay Grant is a writer and performance artist based in Halifax. Up Home won the 2009 Atlantic Book Award for Best Published Book, and was shortlisted for the 2010 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Awards. Shauntay served as Halifax's third Poet Laureate from 2009 to 2011. Her other honours include a Poet of Honour Prize from Spoken Word Canada, and a Joseph S. Stauffer Prize in Writing and Publishing. She teaches creative writing at Dalhousie University.

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938473-3568294
Reading age:
3 to 10
Awards
  • Winner, APMA Best Book Award
  • Short-listed, Shortlisted for Hackmatack
  • Winner, Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration

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