Monique Gray Smith

By I Value Canadian Stories

Season One of a new series highlighting the work, the creative habits and unique perspectives of Canadian children and young adult authors. Listen in as 15 unique writers talk about what sparks their imaginations, tips for young authors and their take on the Canadian narrative.

Today on the podcast, we head to Victoria, British Columbia to meet up with award-winning chlidren’s author, Monique Gray Smith. Monique’s titles include Lilly, a Story of Hope and Resilience ( Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature, 2014], My Heart Fills With Happiness, ( Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, 2017) and Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation Finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, 2018)

A beautiful conversation about our important connections to the land and to the stories.