The City Speaks in Drums by Shauntay Grant

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Two boys start their day in their own neighborhood, and then explore the downtown, taking in all of the sights and sounds the city has to offer. Basketball, water pistols, skate parks and street performers; the kids are pulled through the city streets by rhythm and rhyme, music and dance. With her signature spoken word-style poetry, Shauntay Grant creates an appealing and accessible follow-up to the award-winning Up Home. The City Speaks in Drums is a great way to encourage kids to explore their own city and get them talking about the special places they like to visit and the different people they meet.
 

About Shauntay Grant

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Shauntay Grant is an award-winning writer, spoken word performer, broadcast journalist, and musician. She was Halifax's third poet laureate (2009-2010) and is the author of The City Speaks in Drums. Shauntay lives in Halifax. Born in New Jersey, Susan Tooke received her professional training from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and the New School in New York. After moving to Canada she illustrated her first book in 2000. Her work has been chosen by the Canadian Children's Book Centre for the Our Choice Award, and she has received the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration. She also illustrated F is for Fiddlehead: A New Brunswick Alphabet. Susan lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
 
Published October 1, 2010 by Nimbus Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.