Category Archives: young adult literature

All the Awards | 2021 Edition

Despite ongoing impacts to book launches and live events, CWILLers had another amazing year on the awards circuit in 2021.

We hope this list of notable and award-winning children’s books by BC authors and illustrators is helpful for teachers, librarians, and book lovers. You can also browse collections of BC books for kids by new release year, awards, set-in-BC/Canada, age range, and more on our Pinterest board.
2021 nominations, shortlists, and wins are listed in alphabetical order below. Continue reading

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With the right type of story, boys—yes, boys—will get into reading, challenging the stereotype: YA author Pam Withers tells how

By Melanie Jackson The boy sits, a book in his lap. His gaze is turned away. He’s daydreaming. He’s a sculpture by Giulio Monteverde (1837–1917), in Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Monteverde named him Young Columbus, the implication being that the dry text … Continue reading

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Mahtab Narsimhan celebrates Vancouver Asian Heritage Month with Embrace the Chicken

Mahtab Narsimhan launched her latest novel, EMBRACE THE CHICKEN – a story about being proud of who you are – at the central branch of the Vancouver Public Library in May 2019. It is published by Orca for their Currents Series. … Continue reading

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Wendy Phillips book launch – May 9th, 2019

Wendy Phillips is launching her second YA novel, Baggage, on Thursday, May 9th | 7 pm Chapters | 1033 Robson Street Vancouver Baggage follows the story of an African boy abandoned at the Vancouver airport and the Canadian kids determined … Continue reading

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Orca Launches New Spring Books – May 8th, 2019

Robin Stevenson is launching two books this Spring: a board book, PRIDE COLORS, and a book of teen non-fiction, MY BODY MY CHOICE: THE FIGHT FOR ABORTION RIGHTS. Robin is celebrating with four other Orca authors: Alex Van Tol, Sean … Continue reading

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Norma Charles makes news with Runner: Harry Jerome, World’s Fastest Man

CWILL’s own Norma Charles was interviewed by the North Shore News about her book Runner: Harry Jerome, World’s Fastest Man. The interview by Jeremy Shepherd, entitled Harry Jerome runs into YA novel territory, appeared online February 5, 2019 – just in … Continue reading

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