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This touching poem from spoken-word artist and poet Shauntay Grant offers a child's perspective on growing up in a tight-knit community. Short staccato lines, musicality and the use of real spoken language, and 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 an important black community.

Shauntay Grantis a writer, journalist and spoken-word performer with roots in Preston, Nova Scotia. She is musical director of the Nova Scotia Mass Choir and the host of CBC Radio-Two's "All the Best."

Susan Tookeis an award-winning artist whose work has been exhibited across North America. She has illustrated numerous books for children. Susan is from New Jersey but now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Publisher: Halifax, N.S. : Nimbus, c2008.
ISBN: 9781551096605
Characteristics: [30] p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tooke, Susan


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