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Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award (2019)

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The shortlist for the $20,000 2019 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award.
Africville

Africville

by Shauntay Grant
illustrated by Eva Campbell
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover

Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books
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 like — 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 …

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The Funeral

The Funeral

illustrated by Matt James
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Ezra Jack Keats Award Honour Winner
Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award Finalist
A New York Times / New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Book
New York Public Library Best Books for Kids

Norma and her parents are going to her great-uncle Frank’s funeral, and Norma is more excited than sad. She is looking forward to playing with her favorite cousin, Ray, but when she arrives at the church, she is confronted with rituals and ideas that have never occurred to her b …

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Mustafa

Mustafa

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Mustafa and his family traveled a long way to reach their new home. Some nights Mustafa dreams about the country he used to live in, and he wakes up not knowing where he is. Then his mother takes him out to the balcony to see the moon — the same moon as in their old country. In the park, Mustafa sees ants and caterpillars and bees — they are the same, too. He encounters a “girl-with-a-cat,” who says something in a language that he can’t understand. He watches an old lady feeding birds …

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They Say Blue

They Say Blue

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books
Winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Picture Book Award
New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2018
NPR’s 2018 Great Reads
CBC Books Best Canadian YA and Children’s Literature of 2018
Caldecott and Printz Honor-winning illustrator Jillian Tamaki brings us a poetic exploration of colour and nature from a young child’s point of view. They Say Blue follows a young girl as she contemp …

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