As it went public yesterday, I can now reveal some news I’ve been itching to share since I found out a couple weeks ago: The Way We Fall has been nominated for the White Pine award, as part of the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading program!
What I didn’t find out a couple weeks ago was who else had been nominated. I’m so pleased to see Toronto KidLit friends Lena Coakley and Mahtab Narisham on the lists (for White Pine and Red Maple, respectively), as well as two writers I’ve gotten to talk with here at WordFest, Cyndi Sand-Eveland and Shane Peacock (Silver Birch and Red Maple).
If you don’t already know, one of the things that makes this program so great is that the kids and teens themselves get to vote on which of the nominated books wins. The power is in your hands, readers! If you’re interested in finding out more, or getting your school or library involved, you can find more info as well as the full nominations lists on the Forest of Reading website.