I Hope


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$21.95  $20.41
Orca Book Publishers
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9.2 X 9.4 X 0.4 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Monique Gray Smith is an award-winning, bestselling author and public speaker. Her books cover a broad spectrum of ages, topics and emotions. Woven into all of Monique's writing and her speaking engagements is the teaching that Love is Medicine. Her books include Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation, My Heart Fills With Happiness, You Hold Me Up, Lucy and Lola, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, Tilly and the Crazy Eights, When We Are Kind and I Hope. She has also created the young adult adaptation of Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Monique is Cree and Scottish. She lives with her family on the Traditional Territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən and WSÁNEĆ Peoples.

Gabrielle Grimard uses various media to research and create the illustrations for a book, but her favorite aspect will always be color. She uses mainly watercolors, gouache, and oil. She adds a touch of wooden pencil for the details. She has illustrated dozens of books and has been nominated for several awards. She lives near Sherbrooke, Quebec.


"Comforting, encouraging sentiments that adult readers and their little ones will appreciate."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"Grimard's artwork along with Gray Smith's messages of hope create a synergy and context...Together they successfully teach intangible moments."-- "CM: Canadian Review of Materials"
"The ingredients for happiness...A good platform to discuss children's hopes, which is useful in both group and one-on-one settings."-- "Booklist"
"Walks the line of cultural specificity and broad relatability, offering readers multiple ways to connect to the narrative...[An] excellent option for parents looking for something to read with their young children."-- "Quill & Quire"