Amazing Black Atlantic Canadians

Lindsay Ruck

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ISBN: 9781771089173

Amazing Black Atlantic Canadians

Inspiring Stories of Courage and Achievement

  Author:   Lindsay Ruck  
  Artist :   James Bentley    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing Limited

This fascinating, full-colour illustrated book features over 50 amazing Black people from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador, sharing their incredible stories and accomplishments, past and present.

Among these amazing Black Atlantic Canadians are people who saved lives, set sports records (Delmore William “Buddy” Daye), achieved international superstardom (Measha Brueggergosman), made change in their own neighbourhoods (Quentrel Provo), overcame injustice (Viola Desmond), and enacted many other inspiring deeds of courage and perseverance. With dozens of profiles on both historical and contemporary Black people from Atlantic Canada, Lindsay Ruck celebrates the accomplishments and recognizes the hardships of some of our region’s least-known amazing heroes.

Featuring informative sidebars, an index, and 20 colour illustrations from artist James Bentley.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781771089173
Item NB1383
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
Published onJanuary 31 2021
Language eng
Pages 160
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 7(in)
Shipping weight(g)
Status NOT YET PUBLISHED
Lindsay R. Ruck, born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, is a graduate of Carleton University's School of Journalism in Ottawa. Since graduating in 2008, she has worked in the marketing, communications and publishing fields. Similar to her grandfather, the late Calvin W. Ruck, she has a deep and abiding respect and affection for her home province of Nova Scotia. She has recently returned to Halifax, after living in Ottawa for twelve years, to further her career as a writer and editor.

James Bentley lives and works on the small island of Île-Perrot, just off Montreal, Québec. He studied and began his career as a freelance illustrator; a practice which gave him a great love for drawing. Anchored in figuration, he now works mainly with acrylic on canvas and acrylic and pastel on paper. Bentley's current body of work is focused on the ocean, portraits, and figure studies. He is always on the search to paint in an inventive, open manner.