Up Home (pb)

Shauntay Grant

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ISBN: 9781551099118

Up Home (pb)

  Author:   Shauntay Grant  
  Artist :   Susan Tooke    

Happy memories sparkle in this journey through poet Shauntay Grant’s childhood visits to North Preston, Nova Scotia. Her words bring to life the sights, sounds, rhythms, and people of a joyful place, while Susan Tooke’s vibrant illustrations capture the warmth of one of Canada’s most important black communities. Up Home celebrates the magic of growing up, and the power in remembering our roots now in a new softcover edition.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781551099118
Item NB1009
Published onOctober 14 2011
Language eng
Pages 32
Format Paperback
Dimensions11(in) x 8.5(in)
Shipping weight160(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Shauntay Grant is a writer and performance artist based in Halifax. Up Home won the 2009 Atlantic Book Award for Best Published Book, and was shortlisted for the 2010 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Awards. Shauntay served as Halifax's third Poet Laureate from 2009 to 2011. Her other honours include a Poet of Honour Prize from Spoken Word Canada, and a Joseph S. Stauffer Prize in Writing and Publishing. She teaches creative writing at Dalhousie University.

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.

Award Winners & Nominees


Atlantic Book Awards, Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in IllustrationWinner

Shortlisted Libris Award for Best Canadian Children's Picture Book


Shortlisted Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Awards (English Fiction)