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Sandy Toes: A Summer Adventure is picture book celebrating Black joy and the simple pleasures of a day at the beach, from award-winning poet and author Shauntay Grant.
Follow along as a young boy spends the day at the beach with his family in this spare and poetic picture book. With a simple story—and simply stunning color illustrations from Candice Bradley—this book is an ode to celebrating summer’s wonders big and small.
About the Author
Shauntay Grant is an acclaimed poet and author of several picture books, including One Day, When I Wrap My Hair, and My Fade Is Fresh. Her picture book Africville won the 2019 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and was a finalist for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards, the 2019 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards, and the 2019 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award. Grant is an assistant professor of creative writing at Dalhousie University, a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada, and a former poet laureate of Halifax. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Candice Bradley was born in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her fondest childhood memories are of drawing and dancing to Disney classics. She dreamt of either becoming a ballerina at Juilliard or an animator at Cal Arts. Although circumstances would prevent her from pursuing either, she didn’t stop there. To fund her own education, she decided to offer services as an illustrator, and thus began her journey as a picture book artist. Bradley’s hope as an illustrator is to support the movement of writers redeeming the narrative for minorities and people of color. She is also the illustrator of Snowy Mittens. She lives in Atlanta with her family.