You Hold Me Up

You Hold Me Up

Hardcover

$19.95

Overview

This vibrant picture book, beautifully illustrated by celebrated artist Danielle Daniel, encourages children to show love and support for each other and to consider each other’s well-being in their everyday actions.

Consultant, international speaker and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote You Hold Me Up to prompt a dialogue among young people, their care providers and educators about reconciliation and the importance of the connections children make with their friends, classmates and families. This is a foundational book about building relationships, fostering empathy and encouraging respect between peers, starting with our littlest citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459814479
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 140L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Monique Gray Smith is a mixed-heritage woman of Cree, Lakota and Scottish ancestry and a proud mom of twins. Monique is an accomplished consultant, writer and international speaker. Her first novel, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, won the 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. Monique and her family are blessed to live on Lekwungen territory in Victoria, British Columbia.




Danielle Daniel is the author and illustrator of Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox, winner of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, a finalist for the First Nation Communities Read Award and the Blue Spruce Award and a New York Public Library's Most Notable Books of 2015. Danielle is currently working on two novels and completing an MFA in creative writing through UBC. She writes and paints in Sudbury, Ontario. For more information, visit danielledaniel.com.

Read an Excerpt


You hold me up when you comfort me
   When you listen to me
   When you respect me.

You hold me up

I hold you up

We hold each other up.


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