Sadé Smith
BIO
Biography

Sadé Smith is a Canadian children’s book author of GRANNY'S KITCHEN (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, 2022) which is nominated for the Blue Spruce Award for the 2023 Forest of Reading and shortlisted for the 2023 Crystal Kite Award. She is of Jamaican descent and her books often involve food with colourful illustrations to capture the vibrancy and beauty of the Caribbean islands. She loves the beach and enjoys fruits and she is very passionate about literature. 

Sadé holds a Bachelor of Interior Design (Hons.) Degree and an Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technology, as well as a certificate in Creative Book Publishing and a diploma in Business Marketing. She writes books of representation for young readers so children can see themselves in books. Sadé is a member of SCBWI (Society for Children’s Book writers and Illustrators), CCBC (The Canadian Children's Book Centre) and TWUC (The Writers' Union of Canada). 

Her second book JULIE AND THE MANGO TREE illustrated by Sayada Ramdial (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, 2023) has been selected for the CBC Books list of 40 Canadian kids books to read in spring 2023. She is represented by Naomi Davis of Bookends Literary Agency. For more information, visit www.sadetsmith.com or follow @stc_smith on social media.

ADDRESS
City: Mississauga, Province/Territory: Ontario
EMAIL
GENRE
Children's Books
LANGUAGES
English
PUBLICATIONS
Publications
Title
Julie and the Mango Tree
Publisher
Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan
Year
2023
Title
Granny's Kitchen
Publisher
Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan
Year
2022
AWARDS
Awards
Name
Nominated for the Blue Spruce Award for the 2023 Forest of Reading
Publication
Granny's Kitchen
Year
2023
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Presentation details
Audience Size
Audience size
Any size
Presentation Genre
Children's Books
Presentation Length
1 Hour
Presentation Description
Presentation description

Sadé provides in-person and virtual school & library presentations for young students. She welcomes the opportunity to talk about Jamaican food, culture and the writing process via fun and educational activities. Sadé does a live reading of her books followed by a Q&A session. She is also available for community events.

Presentation Fee(s)
Please email to inquire.
Workshop details
Audience Size
2-3 Classes per session
Intended Audience
Grades Kindergarten to grade 8
Workshop Length
1 Hour
Workshop Description
Workshop description

Sadé provides in-person and virtual school & library writing workshops for young students. She welcomes the opportunity to discuss the writing process via fun and educational activities. She is also available for community events.

Workshop Fee(s)
Please email to inquire.
School presentation details
Audience Size
Any size
Intended Audience
Grades Kindergarten to grade 8
Presentation Length
1 Hour
Presentation Description
Presentation description

Sadé provides in-person and virtual school & library presentations for young students. She welcomes the opportunity to talk about Jamaican food, culture and the writing process via fun and educational activities. Sadé does a live reading of her books followed by a Q&A session. She is also available for community events.

Presentation Fee(s)
Please email to inquire.
EQUITY INITIATIVE
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Members who identify as:
Black, Indigenous, and/or racialized
Programs & Interests
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