I Read Canadian Day: All Lit Up Children's Book Selections

I Read Canadian Day: All Lit Up Children's Book Selections
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I Read Canadian Day celebrates great Canadian books and underscores the importance of reading from an early age. We're joining in on this special day by highlighting a fab list reads for young people that are sure to fill shelves and growing imaginations alike.


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Black Beach

By Glynis Guevara

Included on Black Children's Books and Authors' 2020 list of '10 YA Fiction Books by Black Authors for BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month'

Sixteen-year-old Tamera lives in La Cresta, a rural fishing community on a Caribbean island. Despite having the support of relatives, including ... Read more

This Book Betrays My Brother

By Kagiso Lesego Molope

Winner of the Ottawa Book Award, English Fiction, 2019Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2018Named to the Globe 100, 2018CBC Books, Top YA Pick for 2018Named to Best Books for Kids and Teens, Fall 2018Named to Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books, 2018What does ... Read more

The Blue Road

Text by Wayde Compton
Illustrated by April dela Noche Milne

A Quill and Quire Best Book of the Year

In this stunning graphic novel, Lacuna is a girl without a family, a past, or a proper home. She lives alone in a swamp made of ink, but with the help of Polaris, a will-o'-the-wisp, she embarks for the fabled Northern Kingdom, where she ... Read more

God Loves Hair: Tenth Anniversary Edition

Text by Vivek Shraya
Illustrated by Juliana Neufeld
Foreword by Sarah Selecky

A tenth-anniversary edition of Vivek Shraya's first book: a YA story collection that celebrates racial, gender, and religious diversity.

In 2010, Vivek Shraya self-published God Loves Hair, her first book; since then, Vivek has published six more titles, including a novel, poetry ... Read more

The Girl Who Was Convinced Beyond All Reason That She Could Fly

By Sybil Lamb

A visionary young-adult illustrated novel about Eggs, a homeless girl who knows how to fly.

In a rusted unnamed city full of five-dollar hotels and flea markets, a young homeless girl named Eggs is trying to make her way in the world. She's shy and bold at the same time, and ... Read more