YAing News: Week of Jan. 24

Is it just us, or does it already feel like it’s been a long year? But one thing that’s getting us through is finding ways to connect online and of course, reading great books. In this newsletter, we wanted to highlight some free virtual events that are happening at our local libraries.

Upcoming Events and Virtual Book Clubs

Don’t forget to sign up for I Read Canadian Day, which is coming up on February 17, 2021! I Read Canadian Day is a new nationwide initiative that celebrates the richness, diversity and breadth of Canadian literature. For more information, visit ireadcanadian.ca/day and sign up for free to participate. 

Also, definitely check out your local library’s website for awesome virtual events! We have highlighted a few at the Toronto Public Library and the Vancouver Public Library below:

Toronto Public Library:
Vancouver Public Library:

Open Call for Submissions from writers and writer-illustrators of colour

Nosy Crow is seeking submissions from writers and writer-illustrators of colour. Nosy Crow publishes children’s books for ages 0-12.See the open submission call here for full details. The submission window closes on February 18, 2021.

YAing Updates

Have you read our new reviews of two fantastic YA novels yet? Check out our reviewers’ Claudine Yip and Louise Brecht’s reviews of The Iron Will of Genie Lo by F. C. Yee, and The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein

As always, please do send us your news related to children’s and young adult literature at young.adulting@ubc.ca so we can feature them in future newsletters. Our newsletters are published on the 2nd and 4th Monday each month.

Take care, and happy reading,

The Young Adulting Editors


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