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  Author:   Shauntay Grant  
  Artist :   Susan Tooke    

A positive, heartwarming portrayal of North Preston past and present. This touching poem from spoken-word artist, poet and CBC Radio personality Shauntay Grant portrays the Nova Scotian community of Preston. Short, staccato lines, musicality and the use of real, spoken language, and Susan Tooke’s breathtaking illustrations using real models from the community, combine in a sensory experience that is sure to wow readers of all ages. Grant’s memories of growing up reflect a magical place where landscape, food, history and, most of all, people come together in a community filled with love and beauty. A powerful story with positive images of one of Nova Scotia’s most important black communities.

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ISBN associated with this title: 9781551096605
Item NB0797
Published on May 5 2008
Language eng
Pages 34
Format Hardcover
Dimensions11.25(in) x 9(in)
Shipping weight385(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Shauntay Grant is a writer, spoken word performer, broadcast journalist, and musician. She was Halifax’s third poet laureate (2009–2010). She is the author of The City Speaks in Drums and Up Home, which won the 2008 Atlantic Book Award for Best Atlantic Published Book and was shortlisted for the 2010 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards. Shauntay lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Susan Tooke is an award-winning artist and children's book illustrator whose work has been exhibited across North America. In 2003, she received the Halifax Mayor's Award for Illustration, and she is a three-time winner of the Lillian Sheppard Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration, for Full Moon Rising, Up Home, and The City Speaks in Drums. She lives in Halifax. Visit Susan Tooke's art blog.

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