I’m delighted that Yesterday’s Dead is one of the nominees for the 2014 Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Snow Willow awards for Grades 7 to 9. Students across Saskatchewan will be reading and votiing on their favourite books in three categories: Shining Willow, Diamond Willow and Snow Willow. Teachers and librarians encourage reading through programs like these, and help nurture a love of good reading (and writing). Congratulations to all the nominees!
I’m excited to be visiting North Bay and Parry Sound at the end of April as the Ontario Library Association brings Forest of Reading nominees to these communities, all part of the Festival of Trees. And I’ll be at Harbourfront on May 15 with the other Silver Birch Fiction, Non-Fiction and Express nominees. In my workshops, I’ll be sharing my enthusiasm with students for creating story worlds using historical photos.(North Bay: April 28 and 29, Parry Sound: April 30 and May 1) Read all the nominated titles, and remember to vote!
Check out the awesome trailer created by the Grades 6 to 8 students at Linden Meadows School in Winnipeg, Manitoba for the 2014 Manitoba Young Readers Choice Awards. Tremendous creativity and imagination in bringing the books to life! Great to have Yesterday’s Dead so beautifully rendered!