The bright, airy space that is A Different Booklist’s new location welcomed a crowd of family, friends and community members as author Itah Sadu and illustrator Alix Delinois launched their picture book, Greetings, Leroy, on Thursday night. Scroll down for photos of the event, as well as a clip of Itah reading part of the book to a rapt audience. In honor of Alix’s Haitian roots, Dr. Eric Pierre, Honorary Consul of Haiti, spoke about Haitian arts and culture.
Itah Sadu has co-owned the Toronto-based A Different Booklist with her husband, Miguel San Vincente, for the past seventeen years. The bookstore is dedicated to selling books by and about people from the African-Canadian mosaic. Since moving to its new location at 779 Bathurst Street in the new year, the store has officially expanded to a community cultural hub. Individuals and organizations can take out memberships with A Different Booklist Cultural Centre: The People’s Residence.
Written by Itah Sadu
Illustrated by Alix Delinois
The first day at a new school is nerve-wracking enough, never mind when it’s in a new country! In this lively picture book from award-winning storyteller Itah Sadu, Roy realizes he may come to love his new home in Canada as much as he loves his old home in Jamaica.