Yesterday, Wednesday, May 18, the winners of the Silver Birch Express Award, the Silver Birch Fiction Award, and the Yellow Cedar Award were announced.
The winners of the Silver Birch Express, the Silver Birch Fiction, and the Yellow Cedar awards were announced today.
In Heroin: An Illustrated History, scholar and activist Susan Boyd wanted to tell the story not only of how heroin went from prescribed drug to illegal substance, but also of the harm-reduction activists and heroin users who have mounted a sustained resistance to prohibition and called attention to the continued overdose crisis.
Chiu was awarded the $25,000 prize for her book, China Unbound: A New World Disorder (House of Anansi Press), at the Politics and the Pen gala in Ottawa on Tuesday night.
Over 270,000 children read the nominated books, and nearly 120,000 voted this year.