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You Hold Me Up

Written by Monique Gray Smith & illustrated by Danielle Daniel
Published by Orca Book Publisher
Goodreads Rating - 4.1 / 5.0
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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. Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this hardcover picture book as a dual-language (English and Plains Cree) edition.

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Who Wrote You Hold Me Up

Monique Gray Smith

<strong>Monique Gray Smith</strong> 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, <i>Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience</i>, 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. For more information, visit

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Who Illustrated You Hold Me Up

Danielle Daniel

<p><strong>Danielle Daniel</strong> is the author and illustrator of <em>Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox</em>, 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.</p>

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January 1, 1960

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