Please join us for this children's book launch! Author, Brittany Luby, of the University of Guelph, will be launching her very first children's book, Encounter on Thursday, October 17th at 5pm in the eBar. There will be musical performances, a reading & signing and craft making. Plus, light snacks for everyone.
This beautifully written & illustrated storybook is based on historical documents from the time of French explorer Jacques Cartier. The story imagines a friendly & fun encounter between two people from far away lands, as told through the eyes of the animals who may have played witness.
Tickets are $5 per child, free for their guardians!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR (from Penguin Random House Canada):
BRITTANY LUBY (Anishinaabe-kwe, atik totem) is the many-greats granddaughter of Chief Kawitaskung, an Anishinaabe leader who signed the North-West Angle Treaty of 1873. With a pen stroke, Kawitaskung agreed to share parts of what is now northwestern Ontario with settlers and their descendants. Because of her many-greats grandfather, Brittany believes that ink is a powerful tool. The words we write lay the foundation for our future. Brittany writes for social justice. She is also a history professor at the University of Guelph, specializing in Indigenous history in North America.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR (from Penguin Random House Canada):
MICHAELA GOADE is a designer and illustrator living and working in Juneau, Alaska. Her childhood was spent in the forests and on the beaches of Southeast Alaska and her artistic style is rooted in the depth and beauty of its landscapes. At the heart of her work is a love for nature, the beautiful region she calls home and a passion for evocative storytelling. Forever inspired by the coastal wilds of Southeast Alaska, she works to capture its magic and honor its vibrant cultures. Michaela, a Tlingit woman, has illustrated a few picture books for an Alaskan nonprofit organization, the Sealaska Heritage Institute; Encounter is her debut with a trade publisher.