So, today I get to share the news that SHADOWS CAST BY STARS has been selected as one of the finalists for the inaugural Burt Award for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Literature. I’m very thankful for this honour, and offer my hearty congratulations to the other finalists!
From the press release:
Established by CODE in collaboration with William (Bill) Burt and the Literary Prizes Foundation, the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature aims to provide engaging and culturally-relevant books for young people across Canada by recognizing excellence in English-language literary works for Young Adults by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors.
The Award is the result of a close collaboration with the Assembly of First Nations, the Métis National Council, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the National Association of Friendship Centres, the Association of Canadian Publishers, the Canada Council for the Arts, GoodMinds and Frontier College.
To learn more about the Burt Award and CODE, please visit their website. They do fantastic work for literacy around the world!
And also: yay!