You Hold Me Up /Ki Kihceyimin Mana

Category: Book
Translated By: Collins, Mary Cardinal
Illustrated By: Daniel, Danielle
By (author): Gray Smith, Monique
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
Awards: Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year starred selection (2018) Commended
Quill & Quire's kidlit and YA Books of the Year (2017) Commended
Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award (2018) Short-listed
CCBC Best Books  (2018) Commended
AICL's Best Books (2017) Commended
CCBC Best Books (2018) Commended
Global Read Aloud  (2018) Commended
Resource Links The Year's Best  (2017) Commended
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: September 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 9.00in x 9.00in x 0.30in
Our Price:
$ 19.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*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 every-day 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.

Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this hardcover picture book as a dual-language (English and Plains Cree) edition.
From The Publisher*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.
Review Quote*"You Hold Me Up is a gentle but effective way to introduce the topic of Reconciliation to students of all ages."
Review Quote*"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."
Review Quote*"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. "