Sherry J. Lee - Author


Sherry Lee lives with her partner, Kevin, on the third floor of a ten-story building in Toronto. Their unit overlooks redbrick houses, backyards and a huge, embracing black walnut tree. It is a wonderful place to live. They walk almost anywhere they need to go, they have a lovely community of friends in their building and nature is abundant in their neighborhood. Sherry’s god-dog-child, Livy, lives one floor up with her main human, Daphne. Sherry has worked in the book industry for most of her life and has many books! She has a particularly fabulous library of children’s picture books she began collecting many years ago when she worked at The Children’s Bookstore.#Sherry’s debut picture book, Going Up!, is concerned with many of the things she values most: community, diversity, fun, food and animals! In spite of the fact that she grew up in a beautiful rural setting, she has lived in the city now for much longer. She experiences the city as equally beautiful to the country but in its own unique ways. There are so many different ways to live; welcoming each other with respect is the most important thing of all.~Instagram: @SherryJLee


  • Going Up!

    2021 - Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Commended

    2021 - Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens List, Capitol Choices, Winner

    2020 - Best Canadian Picture Books of 2020, CBC Books, Winner

    2020 - Best Fiction for Younger Readers of 2020, Chicago Public Library, Winner

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