Our Outreach Coordinator, Leena Desai, reflects on some of the biggest youth titles of 2019, sharing a few of this year’s most prestigious award-winners.
Stand on the Sky by Erin Bow
This Governor General’s Literary Award-winning novel revolves around a young Kazakh girl named Aisulu, who learns how to fly eagles.
Our Outreach Coordinator Leena Desai shares must-read youth books by authors participating in this year’s Vancouver Writers Fest, from October 21-27.
by Julie Flett
In this picturebook by Cree-Métis author Julie Flett, a young girl feels lonely and out of place when she moves from the country to a small town.
Our Outreach Coordinator Leena Desai shares must-read books for youth by authors participating in this year’s Festival, from October 21-27.
by Cale Atkinson
Did you know that unicorn horns are made of 50% magic, 45% mystery and 5% sugar?
Our Youth Writing Contest concluded recently with bestselling author Monique Gray Smith selecting two winners. Thank you to all the students who submitted their stories to us.
Our Outreach Coordinator Leena Desai shares three of this May’s top reads.
Top Pick for Elementary:
The Mostly True Story of Pudding Tat, Adventure Cat
by Caroline Adderson
The Mostly True Story of Pudding Tat, Adventuring Cat follows a titular tabby as he and his friend, a flea, adventure around the world in 1901.
We bid a fond farewell to our Education Coordinator, Nafiza Azad, who we thank for her work at the Festival—and wish all the best for the launch of her new book, The Candle and the Flame!