Up home / Shauntay Grant ; artwork by Susan Tooke.

Celebrating the magic of growing up, and the power of remembering our roots, joyful words and vibrant illustrations are brought out with happy memories that sparkle in this journey through Shauntay Grant's childhood visits to North Preston, Nova Scotia.

Main Author: Grant, Shauntay.
Published: Halifax, N.S. : Nimbus Publishing, c2008.
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K-Gr 3-Grant shares her memories of a happy, wonderful childhood growing up in North Preston, Nova Scotia-one of Canada's largest black communities. Deceptively simple, the poetic narrative vividly conveys an array of remembered images, sights, sounds, and emotions, all of which are brought to life in Tooke's realistic acrylic images. Many of the experiences are sure to be familiar to a wide and varied audience, such as a long, hot summer day lying on the grass with cousins, sucking on freezies, berry picking, or off to church on a Sunday morning with Mom still braiding her daughter's hair in the backseat of the car. An author's note about the history of Preston and the people who settled there is appended. A heartwarming book with family appeal, and one in which text and illustrations are in complete and perfect sync.-Mary N. Oluonye, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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