Award Winning Books

Firekeeper’s Daughter, the 2022 Printz Award Winner for Excellence in Young Adult Literature is just one of the many books you can see in our Award Winning Books display. Printz Honor books Concrete Rose, Star Fish and Last Night at the Telegraph Club are also there, along with many other recent literary award winners. Stop by your School Library to have a look.

Canada’s Poet Laureate

Did you know that Canada has a Poet Laureate? Can you name her?

source: Parliament of Canada

Find out more about our current Poet Laureate and those who have held this prestigious post in the past: Parliamentary Poet Laureate

April is National Poetry Month in Canada.

Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is the day that Jews around the world remember the six million who perished in the Holocaust.  In Israel it is a national day of observance known officially as Yom Hazikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah, in English “Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day.” In addition to remembrance of the unspeakable horrors of the Holocaust, the day is also used to celebrate acts of resistance and heroism on the part of survivors and allies.

This year Yom HaShoah begins on the evening of April 27 and continues until sundown on April 28.

Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-N0827-318 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE via Wikimedia Commons

Find out more about the Holocaust, the systematic mass-murder of more than 6 million Jews, and other groups, targeted by the Nazis and their allies:

And the Champion is…

Anne of Green Gables is your School Library’s 2022 Y.A. Lit Tournament Champion!

The Championship Final was another extremely close match-up that went right down to the final votes. Fans of The Hate U Give gave all the love they had for that powerful novel, but in the end the Canadian classic from Lucy Maud Montgomery took the victory, the crown, the trophy, the belt, and the everlasting glory that comes from winning the very first Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School Library Young Adult Literature Tournament Championship!

Congratulations to all the fans of the Canadian classic. More importantly, a huge thanks goes out to everyone who participated in the tournament by casting your ballots.

Anne of Green Gables may take home the silverware, but the real winner today is you, the READER! When you can, take some time to revisit some of the 64 nominated titles from this wonderful tournament.

The PRIZE DRAW will take place on Monday, April 11, so check back then.

Championship Final

Your School Library’s March Madness YA Lit Tournament has reached the final round. 64 books started out with hopes of glory, but now there are only two left standing. Which book will earn the ultimate prize?

It is Anne of Green Gables v The Hate U Give in the Championship Final.

VOTE NOW to decide the Tournament Champion