AUTHOR: Aubrey clarke
Aubrey worked with children for a number of years as a Youth Leader for the City of Toronto's Parks and Recreational Programs and as a Community Youth Leader and mentor at one of Toronto's largest evangelical churches.
Sam & Rita Burke, Aubrey's uncle and aunt were both educators and opened one of Canada's largest African / Caribbean and Multicultural bookstores. That was where Aubrey fell in love with children's literature. Through selling books to schools, childcare centres, teacher conferences, and community events Aubrey's passion for children's literature grew; He was already writing poetry and performing spoken word across North America then fell into storytelling naturally.
"Fly Little Black Bird Fly", was written in 1998. He was inspired to write a story that would touch, effect, empower and change lives positively.
Aubrey, a man of many talents also wrote the lyrics to the song "Fly Fly Way Up High", that is featured in "Fly Little Blackbird Fly."
Currently Mr. Clarke is busy storytelling to children within the Toronto District School Board.