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You Hold Me Up / Ki Kîhcêyimin Mâna

by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Danielle Daniel, translated by Mary Cardinal Collins

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published: Sep 2018
ISBN:9781459821750
Description

This vibrant picture book, beautifully illustrated by celebrated artist Danielle Daniel, encourages children to show love and support for each other and to consider each other's well-being in their every-day actions.
Consultant, international speaker and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote You Hold Me Up to prompt a dialogue among young people, their care providers and educators about Reconciliation and the importance of the connections children make with their friends, classmates and families. This is a foundational book about building relationships, fostering empathy and encouraging respect between peers, starting with our littlest citizens.
Orca Book Publishers is proud to offer this picture book as a dual-language (English and Anishinaabemowin) edition.

About the Authors
Monique Gray Smith is a mixed–heritage woman of Cree, Lakota and Scottish ancestry. She 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. For more information, visit www.moniquegraysmith.com.
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Danielle Daniel is the author and illustrator of Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox, winner of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, a finalist for the First Nation Communities Read Award and the Blue Spruce Award and a New York Public Library's Most Notable Books of 2015. Danielle is currently working on two novels and completing an MFA in creative writing through UBC. She writes and paints in Sudbury, Ontario. For more information, visit danielledaniel.com.
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Danielle Daniel is the author and illustrator of Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox, winner of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, a finalist for the First Nation Communities Read Award and the Blue Spruce Award and a New York Public Library's Most Notable Books of 2015. Danielle is currently working on two novels and completing an MFA in creative writing through UBC. She writes and paints in Sudbury, Ontario. For more information, visit danielledaniel.com.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Reading age:
3 to 5
Awards
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading List
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
  • Short-listed, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
  • Short-listed, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
  • Commended, Global Read Aloud 
  • Commended, Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year starred selection
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books 
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
  • Commended, Resource Links The Year's Best 
  • Commended, Quill & Quire's kidlit and YA Books of the Year
  • Commended, AICL's Best Books
Editorial Reviews

"Ideal for early readers by themselves, for lap-sitting, or as a read-aloud."

— Canadian Literature

“A lovely meditation on compassion and respect...A strong sense of community runs through the poetic text and is warmly depicted in Daniel’s stunning watercolour paintings.”

— 49th Shelf

"A strong and powerful message that even the youngest reader can understand...Very timely message indeed."

— Youth Services Book Reviews

“Warm illustrations help to expand the brief text.”

— The Horn Book Online

"You Hold Me Up is a gentle but effective way to introduce the topic of Reconciliation to students of all ages."

— ETFO Voice

"You Hold Me Up is a welcome addition to the ongoing conversations around healing and rebuilding relationships…Gentle, relevant and never heavy-handed, this book serves both as a quiet lullaby and a starting point for discussions on empathy, community and wellness."

— Canadian Children's Book News

"A seemingly simple picture book that conveys a valuable message for all ages…The distinctive and soft illustrations by Daniel enhance the positive message by Smith about the power of companionship, compassion, respect and togetherness…This quiet book has a deep beauty and a universal message. "

— Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award Jury

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