A Toronto native of Jamaican heritage, Stacey Robinson is a writer and communications specialist. She established Kya Publishing in 2007; in 2014 she founded the Toronto Urban Book Expo.
Stacey holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication Studies from the University of Windsor, a Master of Arts (MA) in Communications from Wayne State University (Detroit), and a post-graduate diploma in Publishing from Toronto's Ryerson University (now Toronto Metropolitan University). A music lover and instrumentalist, Stacey trained through the Royal Conservatory of Music in piano (Grade 9 Performance) and music theory.
Documenting contemporary Black Canadian life, Stacey has written and self-published a collection of novels and short stories that reflect a range of cultures, sub-cultures, characters, relationships, and experiences within the city of Toronto from the 90s to the present time.
A teen shares her dad’s vibrant Caribbean musical legacy but is burdened by the homophobia that comes along with it. She needs to find a new path for the music and for herself.
Imprint: James Lorimer & Company Ltd.
Publication Date: 13 February 2024
Page Count: 152
Interest ages: 14-18
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