What’s behind the rash of issues in Canada’s downtown libraries? In short, a city’s societal problems – like poverty, alcohol and drug abuse, violence, and mental-health crises – have a habit of seeping into its libraries.
In January, Rose Vespa joined the Canadian Children’s Book Centre as the new executive director, a position that oversees some of the country’s most important kidlit programs
Casey Plett has won the $60,000 Amazon First Novel Award for her debut work of full-length fiction.
Four titles are in the running for the $30,000 prize.