Four titles are in the running for the $30,000 prize.
12,000 young readers descended on Harbourfront Centre for workshops, autographs, and awards.
The second-annual Indigenous Voices Awards will continue to celebrate the best emerging Indigenous writers while ramping up their focus on community building.
Rachel Giese has won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for her book Boys: What It Means to Become a Man.
The winners were announced for the BC Book Prizes on Saturday at a ceremony in Vancouver.
Joelle Barron, Lindsay Nixon, and Casey Plett have been shortlisted for the 2019 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers.
Three titles have been shortlisted for the 2019 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour.