Up Home

Shauntay Grant

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ISBN: 9781551096605

Up Home

  Author:   Shauntay Grant  
  Artist :   Susan Tooke    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

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.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781551096605
Item NB0797
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onMay 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 and performance artist based in Halifax. She is the author of several books for children including Up Home, winner of an Atlantic Book Award for Best Atlantic Published Book, and Africville, nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award. 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


APMA Best Book Award

Winner Lillian Shepherd Award


Shortlisted Shortlisted for Hackmatack