|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Grant, Shauntay, and Susan Tooke|
|ISBN Number||9781551096605 1551096609|
|Descriptors||Multiculturalism; Nova Scotia, Black Canadians; Picture books|
Memories of growing up reflect a magical place where landscape, food, history and, most of all, people come together in a community filled with love and beauty. A powerful story with positive images of one of Nova Scotia's most important black communities.
Up Home describes Shauntay Grant's memories and childhood visits to North Preston, a black community in Nova Scotia. Grant reflects on different family members and describes the importance of their roles in the community and in her family. A note at the end of the book provides historical context about the significance of North Preston in the development of early black settlement in Canada.
“…and this beauty/this love I see reflected in the faces of my people/our people/reflect the soils that gave birth to Preston/and the seeds that have been sown
Now you may take me out of Preston/but you can’t shake Preston out of me/’cause Preston is/my home.”