Category Archives: young adult literature

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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Kidsbooks champions CWILL at CBC’s 2018 Food Bank Day

Phyllis Simon of Kidsbooks kindly donated three bags of books to CBC Vancouver’s 2018 Open House & Food Bank Day on Friday, December 7th! The bags, each worth $200, were grouped for: 1) Babies and preschoolers; 2) Elementary school kids, … Continue reading

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Silvana Goldemberg: Playing with Words, by Pam Withers

Growing up in Villaguay, Argentina, Silvana Goldemberg was surrounded by reading, writing, love and humour. Not only did her grandfather tell fun stories and her mother read books to the gathered family, but late into the night, Silvana could hear … Continue reading

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