NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY 2018

In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day 2018, we celebrate the awards–and the wonderful young readers–who have recognized these three important Indigenous stories in the last year:

I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland has won an incredible three young readers' choice awards in the last month! :

  • Hackmatack Award Winner, 2018
  • Red Cedar Award for Information Book Winner, 2018
  • Diamond Willow Award Winner, 2017

As well as being a finalist/selection for:

  • Rocky Mountain Book Award, 2018
  • Silver Birch Express Award, 2018
  • Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year, 2017
  • CCBC Choices - Best Books of the Year, 2017
  • Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, 2017
  • American Indians in Children's Literature Best Books of the Year, 2016

The Water Walker by Joanne Robertson has just won the First Nation Communities READ Indigenous Literature Award - Children’s Category! 

It has also won/been nominated for:

  • 2018 (Spring) - Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids and Teens
  • Ontario Library Association's 2018 Best Bets - Junior Non-Fiction
  • Indigenous Voices Awards 2018 - Finalist
  • AICL's Best Books of 2017 - American Indians in Children's Literature

Stolen Words by Melanie Florence and illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard has just won the 2018 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award! 

It has also won/been nominated for:

  • Kirkus Reviews' Best Picture Books of 2017 to Give Readers Strength 
  • Shelf Awareness' 2017 Best Picture Books of the Year
  • The Children's Book Review's Best Picture Books of 2017
  • Ontario Library Association's 2018 Best Bets - Picture Books
  • 2018 (Spring) - Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids and Teens - Starred Selection