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  JUNE 10  

  FAMILY STAGE    STORYTIME

STORYTIME WITH SHAUNTAY GRANT

Join Shauntay for a special STAGES Storytime at the Alderney Gate Library! Shauntay will be reading from her new book My Fade is Fresh, as well as My Hair Is Beautiful. 

With starred reviews from School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly and others, My Fade Is Fresh (Penguin Random House) is a “humorous romp and a glorious celebration of Black hair” (Kirkus Reviews). Grant’s rhythmic author reading is supported by personal anecdotes about the making of her newest book, and the inspiration behind the story. More than a celebration of Black hairstyles, My Fade Is Fresh “is a reflection of all of us who say YES to ourselves even when people try to steer us different.” (Booklist)

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STORYTIME WITH SHAUNTAY GRANT, STAGES 2023

(Photo by James Arthur MacLean)

SHAUNTAY GRANT

Nova Scotia / Mi'kma'ki

Shauntay Grant is a poet, playwright, multimedia artist, and the author of several books for children including My Fade Is Fresh (Penguin, 2022) which has garnered starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Publisher’s Weekly, and Booklist. An former poet laureate for the City of Halifax, Shauntay “creates artworks that are engaging and accessible, but also challenging, rigorous, and informed by deep research (The Royal Society of Canada).” She is the author of Africville (Groundwood Books) which was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Literary Award and won the 2019 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, and Up Home which won an Atlantic Book Award for Best Atlantic Published Book. Her other honours include a Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts, and a Poet of Honour Prize from the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.

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