Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781774710050
Item NB1589
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
Published on March 8 2021
Language eng
Pages 32
Format Paperback
Dimensions10(in) x 8(in)
Shipping weight151(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Born in poverty on a reserve in Cape Breton, Rita Joe survived on sheer guts and compassion.

Pauline Young is a visual artist who was first exposed to the creative world through her father, Phillip Young, an internationally renowned artist, who painted the bottoms of her feet. She still recalls the smooth sensation of paint oozing between her toes. She draws her inspiration from him and the natural environment and is always looking down to see what the ground can offer, such as incorporating beach sand and red oxide sand into her paintings.

Quick Quotes

"Published as a companion to the picture book I Lost My Talk, featuring the famous poem by Rita Joe, both volumes explore the legacy of Canada's residential schools. They feature vibrant illustrations by Pauline Young that bring the words alive with emotional nuance. This remarkable pair of books possesses the rare ability of being suited to readers of all ages: three to six-year-olds, the traditional intended audience of picture books, will be captivated by the bright, lively illustrations; elementary and middle school children will find their Social Studies curriculum enriched by experiencing these important concepts rendered creatively; teens and adults will gain insight and empathy by enjoying these beautiful poems." —Canadian Review of Materials (Winnipeg, MB)
  

Award Winners & Nominees


Ann Connor Brimer Book Award for Atlantic Canadian Children's Literature

Long listed First Nation Communities READ Awards