2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards

The winners of the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards have been announced. The awards are one of Canada’s oldest literary prizes with each winner receiving $25,000. The awards recognize seven English-language and seven French-language books. The entire list of winners can be found here. Here are the winners in the two youth categories for English-language books, both of which are incredible reads and two of my favorites of the year:

YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE – TEXT

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

Sweep by Jonathan Auxier

 

YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE – ILLUSTRATED BOOKS

They Say Blue

They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki

This Week’s Tweets & Pins

Here are some of my top news stories for the week:

CHILDREN’S LIT

10 children’s books I really, really love reading to my kids

12 Picture Books for the Fall 2018 Holiday Season – https://t.co/d0cZmqBDBS

Africville in national spotlight as Grant’s book up for Governor General’s Literary Award | The Chronicle Herald

The best children’s books to help teach your child about diversity

Enchanted Lion Turns 15

Jeff Kinney: ‘Let children read anything; I’ll never say no to a book’

Why So Many Women Remember ‘Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret’

LIBRARIES

Can Diverse Books Save Us? <br/>In a divided world, librarians are on a mission

When Values Collide: Reconciling our commitments when hate speech is involved | American Libraries Magazine

TEEN LIT

16 Books to Read Once You’ve Binged Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Fans Of The ‘Sabrina’ Reboot Will Love These 13 Books About Teen Witches

If You Have A Box Of Baby-Sitter’s Club Books At Your Mom’s House, You Need This Book