The students of School District 36 have spoken. Over the past year students from around Surrey have been reading the Surrey Teens Read 10 nominated titles. After the votes were counted, the winner emerged: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.
Thanks to all the Teacher Librarians who run this excellent program and thanks to all the students who take the time to read the books and vote.
From the United Nations: “The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year.This year’s observance focuses on the role of families and family-oriented policies in promoting education and overall well-being of their members. In particular, the Day is to raise awareness of the role of families in promoting early childhood education and lifelong learning opportunities for children and youth.” READ MORE
Canadian author Roch Carrier was born on this day in 1933 in Sainte-Justine, Quebec. Sainte Justine is the setting for Carrier’s most famous story, “The Hockey Sweater.” Along with many other achievements and honours, Roch Carrier served as Canada’s National Librarian.
Bono was born Paul Hewson on this day in 1960 in Dublin, Ireland. He took the stage name of Bono Vox as the lead singer of U2, which rose to fame as one of the biggest rock bands of all time. Beyond rock’n’roll, Bono is an outspoken activist and supporter of many humanitarian causes.
For over 150 years the Red Cross has been a world leader in providing humanitarian aid in times of disaster and conflict. Learn more about the Canadian Red Cross and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement:
Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day (actually celebrated on September 16). In fact, in Mexico itself Cinco de Mayo is a minor holiday outside of the state of Puebla. However, this holiday is observed in a big way in the United States, particularly in states with high Mexican-American populations, such as California, Arizona and Texas. More and more Canadians are celebrating Cinco de Mayo as well, including those with Mexican roots and those without. Just as you don’t have to have Irish heritage to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, you don’t have to have Mexican heritage to join in on the fun of Cinco de Mayo!