YAing News: Week of April 24

Hello lovely readers! All these April showers are certainly starting to bring out May flowers (yay!), and we hope you’ve been enjoying the sun when it deigns to peek through those Vancouver rainclouds. But enough about the weather! Without further ado, here’s our newest edition of YAing news:

YAing Updates

First, let’s start with what’s been going on here at Young Adulting this month! We’ve published some marvellous reviews since I last wrote you. Here’s a recap:

Check back every Tuesday and Thursday for more reviews of upcoming and new releases!

Industry News


May is on the horizon, and with it comes AANHPI heritage month! Check out this Read Along, Draw Along with Olympic ice-dancing medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani! Hear Maia and Alex read inspiring stories from their new picture book, Amazing: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Inspire Us All! The event will be help May 16th from 4 – 4:30pm PST. Find more information, and register here!

On May 4th, NYT best-selling author Brad Montague will be discussing his new book, The Fantastic Bureau of Imagination at 10:00am PST in an online event for viewers all over the world! Learn more and register for the event here!

Canadian Children’s Book Week celebrates Canadian children’s books and the importance of reading—and it’s taking place from April 30 to May 6. This year’s theme is “Read Together, Grow Together,” and authors and illustrators will be visiting schools and libraries to offer talks and workshops. Learn more about the event here!

From April 20 to April 27, the CCBC will be hosting a virtual silent auction! Prizes will include author visits, tickets to performing arts events, Canadian books for young people (of course!), art, and much more. Get more information and access the auction here!


A reminder that Young, Black and Lit is hosting a family writing contest, where 10 lucky winners and their caregiver will be selected to be published in a collection of short stories and essays! The contest will run until May 1st, and is open to kids from Kindergarten to 8th grade. Please note that this contest is only open to those who live in the United States. Find out more and apply here!

Owlkids Books is issuing an open call for submissions of picture book, early fiction, and non-fiction manuscripts from BIPOC authors. You can submit your manuscript by April 30 to open.call@owlkids.com, using the following subject line: OPEN CALL SUBMISSION.

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 newsletter is published on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. And remember to keep up with us on Twitter and Instagram!

Take care, and happy reading,

The Young Adulting Editors

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