YAing News: Week of Nov. 23

Hi everyone,

As lockdowns are starting again we wanted to make sure we can provide you with lots of great indoor activities. As always, we hope you are all keeping well and staying safe while taking care of your mental health. 

YAing Updates

First, just a quick summary on what’s been happening here on YA: Our Associate Editor, Jieun Lee loved Jaclyn Desforges’ new picture book, Why Are You So Quiet? And keep an eye out for this week’s review!

Also a big congrats to our fantastic reviewer Logaine Navascués, and Associate Editor Jieun Lee for each winning the Ronald Jobe Scholarship at the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable’s Annual Illustrator’s Breakfast on Saturday, November 14. You can learn more about the Ronald Jobe Scholarship here.

Exciting Upcoming Events

Penguin Teen Canada has been hosting an awesome Trivia Night every month, where three YA authors ask trivia questions based on the subject or theme of their recent books with a short Q&A at the end. November’s theme is Fall Fantasy, and the following incredible authors will be on the Zoom call on November 25:

  • Kat Cho (Vicious Spirits)
  • Tanaz Bhathena (Hunted by the Sky)
  • Kiersten White (The Camelot Betrayal)

Be sure to register by this link here

I Read Canadian Day is a national day of celebration of Canadian books for young people. This second annual event will take place on February 17, 2021. This is a day dedicated to ‘reading Canadian’ and will empower families, schools, libraries and organizations to host local activities and events within the week. The goal of this day is for children across Canada to read a Canadian book for fifteen minutes. You can learn more about it here.

Delicious Reading List from CCBC

I don’t know about you, but the colder weather always makes me crave comfort foods more than ever, but thankfully the CCBC has created a reading list filled with delicious food and cooking with loved ones.

That’s it for this newsletter, but as always, please send us your news related to children’s and young adult literature at young.adulting@ubc.ca. We’d love to feature it in future newsletters.

Happy reading,

The Young Adulting Editors


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