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Youth Book Corner: World Philosophy Day

November 19 was World Philosophy Day, a day allocated by the United Nations to foster philosophical analysis and self-reflection. Here are three books picked by our Outreach Coordinator Leena Desai that show children immersed in moments of quiet contemplation.

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Youth Book Corner: Remembrance Day

Talking to children about war is not easy, but an occasion like Remembrance Day (November 11) makes it possible to broach the difficult subject with the help of some exceptional books that have been written for children about war.

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Youth Book Corner: Celebrating Nonfiction

The first Thursday of November is National Nonfiction Day in the UK. With so many great nonfiction books for youth out this year, there’s no reason why this day cannot be celebrated the world over.

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Youth Book Corner: TeenTober

October is “TeenTober,” a term coined by the American Library Association to denote a month-full of programming and activities targeting teens. To celebrate this, our Outreach Coordinator Leena Desai recommends three books penned by Vancouver Writers Fest authors that teens might enjoy.

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Youth Book Corner: National Coming Out Day

On Sunday, October 11, we celebrate National Coming Out Day! In honour of the LGBTQ2S+ community, our Festival Assistant Aditya Bhagirath has put together some recommended reads featuring LGBTQ2S+ characters and themes.

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Youth Book Corner: International Day of Non-Violence

Today is International Day of Non-Violence: an observance that commemorates the birthday of non-violent activist and political leader, Mahatma Gandhi. On this occasion, our Outreach Coordinator Leena Desai recommends some books that shine the spotlight on youth activism and kindness.

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