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You Hold Me Up / ê-ohpiniyan
Dual Language (English & Plains Cree)
By (author): Monique Gray Smith Illustrated by: Danielle Daniel Translated by: Mary Cardinal Collins Edited by: Cree Literacy Network
Monique Gray Smith ,

Illustrated by :

Danielle Daniel ,

Translated by :

Mary Cardinal Collins ,

Edited by :

Cree Literacy Network

Imprint:

Orca Book Publishers - Victoria

ISBN:

9781459821750

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Picture book, Paper over boards
Hardcover , Picture book, Paper over boards
Cree, English

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 5, Grade (CAN) P - K, Grade (US) P - K, Reading age 3 - 5
Sep 04, 2018
$19.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

9in x 9 x 0.38 in | 380 gr

Page Count:

32 pages

Illustrations:

full color images
FSC certified – mixed sources C016245
Orca Book Publishers
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Friends and friendships|Plains Cree|Relating to indigenous peoples|Early years: people who help us|Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Emotions, moods and feelings
North America
 
CCBC Best Books 2018, Commended Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award 2018, Short-listed Quill & Quire's kidlit and YA Books of the Year 2017, Commended AICL's Best Books 2017, Commended Resource Links The Year's Best  2017, Commended Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year starred selection 2018, Commended Global Read Aloud  2018, Commended CCBC Best Books  2018, Commended Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award 2018, Short-listed CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2019, Commended TD Summer Reading List 2020, Commended
  • Short Description
An evocative picture book intended to foster reconciliation among children and encourage them to show each other love and support. In English and Plains Cree.
We hold each other up.

Encourage 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 others. With vibrant illustrations from celebrated artist Danielle Daniel, this is a foundational book about building relationships, fostering empathy and encouraging respect between peers, starting with our littlest citizens.

Orca Book Publishers is proud to offer this picture book as a dual-language (English and Plains Cree) edition.

Key Selling Points:

  • Simple but powerful text shows us the different ways we can respect and be kind to one another in this moving picture book.
  • The author is well-known for her board and picture books. Her title My Heart Fills with Happiness was selected for the 2019 TD Grade One Book Giveaway.
  • Danielle Daniel's book Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox was the winner of the 2016 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award (CCBC), a finalist for the First Nation Communities Read Award and the 2017 Blue Spruce Award, and was named one of NY Public Library's Most Notable Titles in 2015.
  • You Hold Me Up has been translated into French, Plains Cree and Anishinaabemowin.

Monique Gray Smith is an award-winning, bestselling author and public speaker. Her books cover a broad spectrum of ages, topics and emotions. Woven into all of Monique’s writing and her speaking engagements is the teaching that Love is Medicine. Her books include Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation, My Heart Fills With Happiness, You Hold Me Up, Lucy and Lola, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, Tilly and the Crazy Eights, When We Are Kind and I Hope. She has also created the young adult adaptation of Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Monique is Cree and Scottish. She lives with her family on the Traditional Territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən and WSÁNEĆ Peoples.

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 Little Current, Ontario.

Mary Cardinal Collins is a semi-retired teacher, fluent Cree speaker and translator.

The Cree Literacy Network was created in 2010 to promote Cree language and cultural literacy, in oral form and through literacy materials. Through the essential tool of standard spelling, the Cree Literacy Network supports the fundamental right of Cree speakers to understand and be understood.

"You Hold Me Up is a gentle but effective way to introduce the topic of Reconciliation to students of all ages." - ETFO Voice

"You Hold Me Up is a welcome addition to the ongoing conversations around healing and rebuilding relationships…Gentle, relevant and never heavy-handed, this book serves both as a quiet lullaby and a starting point for discussions on empathy, community and wellness." - Canadian Children's Book News

"A seemingly simple picture book that conveys a valuable message for all ages…The distinctive and soft illustrations by Daniel enhance the positive message by Smith about the power of companionship, compassion, respect and togetherness…This quiet book has a deep beauty and a universal message. " - Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award Jury

"Ideal for early readers by themselves, for lap-sitting, or as a read-aloud." - Canadian Literature

"A strong and powerful message that even the youngest reader can understand...Very timely message indeed." - Youth Services Book Reviews

“Warm illustrations help to expand the brief text.” - The Horn Book Online

“A lovely meditation on compassion and respect...A strong sense of community runs through the poetic text and is warmly depicted in Daniel’s stunning watercolour paintings.” - 49th Shelf

“This colourful picture book highlights the important connections that young children make with their friends and family members.” - Canadian Teacher Magazine

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