One Summer in Whitney Pier

Mayann Francis

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ISBN: 9781771089609

One Summer in Whitney Pier

  Author:   Mayann Francis  
  Artist :   Letitia Fraser    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing Limited

A nostalgic picture book set in the diverse Cape Breton community of Whitney Pier from former lieutenant-governor and author of Mayann’s Train Ride.

School is out for the summer, but eleven-year-old Mayann Francis doesn’t have much to look forward to. Her two best friends, Eunice and Betty, will be away and her older sister won’t let her play on her baseball team, the Hankard Street Crew.
But Mayann’s parents won’t let her feel sorry for herself. They remind her how much she loves to help them cook traditional Caribbean foods. Coo-coo with corn meal, souse made from pig feet, oxtail, fishcake, johnnycake, sugar cake with coconut! Her mother also teaches her embroidery — and it’s while stitching a project and watching the HSC play that she gets a great idea that will bring the whole community together, and may just save her summer in the process.
One Summer in Whitney Pier is a love letter to the diverse Cape Breton community the Honourable Mayann Francis calls home, and a celebration of breaking bread with your neighbours. Featuring bold, colourful acrylic artwork by emerging artist Letitia Fraser.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781771089609
Item NB1467
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
Published on June 30 2022
Language eng
Pages 32
Format Paperback
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Mayann Francis was the 31st lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia and the first Black person to hold that position. She was raised in Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, and was educated in Canada and the United States. She was CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and held other senior positions in Ontario and her home province before her appointment. She lives in Halifax.

Letitia Fraser is an interdisciplinary artist, and recent BFA graduate from NSCAD University. Fraser's work centres around her experience as an African Nova Scotian woman growing up in the province's Black communities. As a painter, Letitia draws inspiration from her family and community's history of quilting. Fraser has shown her work in solo exhibitions at the Anna Leonowens Gallery and MSVU Art Gallery. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2018 Nova Scotia Talent Trust RBC Emerging Artist Award. Fraser continues her practice in Halifax.