You Hold Me Up / Gimanaadenim (English and Ojibwa Edition)

by Monique Gray Smith

Other authorsDanielle Daniel (Illustrator), Margaret Noodin (Translator), Angela Mesic (Translator)
Hardcover, 2021



Encourage children to show love and support for each other and to consider each other’s well-being in their everyday actions.

Consultant, international speaker and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote You Hold Me Up to prompt a dialogue among young people, their care providers and educators about reconciliation and the importance of the connections children make with others. With vibrant illustrations from celebrated artist Danielle Daniel, this is a foundational book about building relationships, fostering empathy and encouraging respect between peers, starting with our littlest citizens.

This item was purchased with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon. Institute of Museum and Library Services:


Orca Book Publishers (2021), Edition: Dual Language (English & Anishnaabemowin), 32 pages


Original language



1459827198 / 9781459827196

Physical description

32 p.; 8 inches


1 copy
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