What’s in a name? From multi-award winning motivational speaker, actor and entertainer Sean Mauricette comes this delightful book celebrating the joy of finding the perfect name for baby. Based on the author’s own journey as a first time father, follow Sean and his wife Nadine in their tireless quest to name their unborn son. Soulful, vibrant and colourful illustrations drawn by Quentin VerCetty, dance across the pages, breathing life into Sean’s heartfelt poem. A Name Just For “You” is interactive, allowing parents to incorporate their baby's name in the story. A beautiful way to teach your little one the value of their name.
About the author
a.k.a. SUBLIMINAL is passionate about empowering and educating our youth. Born Sean Mauricette, the award-winning Toronto-based actor, designer, emcee and music producer is the founder of L.I.F.T. (Laying, Important, Foundations, Together), an “edu-taining” series of motivational talks and interactive workshops. The motivational talks draws on Sean’s vast personal and professional experiences to tackle relevant issues such as bullying, peer pressure, leadership, respect and the importance of education. The interactive workshops will focus on teamwork, self-esteem, communication, problem solving, and encourage critical thinking. From teaching students musical production to increasing their media literacy, the workshops provide students multiple outlets for self-expression.
His groundbreaking use of multi-media to teach some of Canada's most at risk youth, has gained the attention of some of Canada’s top educators. Among them, Dr. Laura Mae Lindo who has used the L.I.F.T. module in various universities across Canada to help teach educators how to better engage behavioural students.
"...I am grateful for the honour to have walked into the transition school where Subliminal worked. Because in that school, Subliminal has provided yet another group of students with access… access to support, access to respect, and, most importantly, access to hope." - Dr. Laura Mae Lindo, BA, BA (Hons), M. Ed, PhD.
A graduate from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Sean was the first ever recipient of the Arts and Culture Award presented to him by the Black Students Association of the University of Toronto. Over the years, Sean has remained committed to youth. Successes include: recipient of the 2004 Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the Councilors Association of Ontario for his work with students, being hand-picked to host the 2010 Harry Jerome Awards, Canada’s most prestigious award ceremony honoring African Canadians, and recipient of the 2011 Scarborough Urban Hero Award for his work with high-risk youth in Toronto. In addition, he partnered with the YMCA and Toronto Community Housing as the head architectural designer for a one of a kind support center for young fathers and recently received the 2012 Medal of Appreciation from the United Nations Association of Canada for his work as a motivational speaker. The gifted lyrist recently caught the attention of the historic Southern Poverty Law Center. The esteemed civil rights organization is using Sean’s poems for their alternative-learning curriculum for teachers across the United States.
Through performing, lecturing and mentoring, Sean Mauricette a.k.a. SUBLIMINAL continues to cement his role as an active leader in the community. He is a living example of his favourite saying, “nothing ventured, nothing gained.”