Gabrielle Grimard’s Lila and the Crow Wins 2017 Skipping Stones Honor Award
May 31, 2017
Each year, Skipping Stones, a magazine devoted to promoting cultural and ecological diversity in children’s literature, puts out a list of recommended children’s books. The chosen stories are ones that Skipping Stones feels contain important messages of diversity, environmentalism, and multi-culturalism. In honor of their twenty fifth anniversary, this year their list of winners is twenty five books long. Gabrielle Grimard‘s picture book, Lila and the Crow, is one of the lucky twenty five!
Lila and the Crow is a picture that tells the story of a young girl who is bullied at her new school for her dark hair and skin. But a dawning friendship with a mysterious local crow teaches her to appreciate her own beauty and strength. Lila is Gabrielle Grimard’s authorial debut. Skipping Stones included it in the category of Multicultural and International books. Congratulations, Gabrielle!
Lila and the Crow can be purchased online here.
Toronto Public Library Includes Elise Gravel and Gabrielle Grimard on List of Best Canadian Books of the Year
November 30, 2016
The Toronto Public Library released a First and Best 2016 list, naming the books they thought were the best Canadian books of the year. Included in this list were their Top Ten Picks for Kids Under Five. Two of the books to make this list were Lila and the Crow, by Gabrielle Grimard, and The Toad, by Elise Gravel. Congratulations, Elise and Gabrielle!
Gabrielle Grimard’s Lila and the Crow Released Today
October 11, 2016
Gabrielle Grimard‘s newest picture book, Lila and the Crow is now available for purchase! Lila and the Crow is the story of a little girl excited to make new friends in her new town, only to be bullied for her appearance and differences. After a little boy teases her for having hair as black as a crow, Lila encounters a strange crow, but ignores it. But when her loneliness and despair is it’s worst, an encounter with this crow teaches her to see things differently.
You can order Lila and the Crow online here.