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