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Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award winners announced

On May 30th, winners of the 22nd Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award were announced in an online presentation streamed on both YouTube and Hackmatack’s Facebook page.

Students in Grades 4–6 participated in the program by reading the 40 shortlisted titles (20 French and 20 English) and voting for their favourite in each category.

The winners are:

English Nonfiction
Beastly Puzzles, Rachel Poliquin and Byron Eggenschwiler, ill. (Kids Can Press)

English Fiction
Pickles vs. the Zombies, Angela Misri (Dancing Cat Books)

French Nonfiction
Dragouilles 21: Les Vertes de Honolulu, Karine Gottot and Maxim Cyr (Michel Quintin)

French Fiction
Trucs de peur tome 1: Perdues dans le noir, Alexandra Larochelle and Yohann Morin, ill. (Bagnole)

The Hackmatack Future Voices Showcase, featuring nine up and coming BIPOC Canadian authors and illustrators, also took place and was followed by Future Voices Mentors, an online session that included authors Andre Fenton and Rebecca Thomas, and illustrator Hatem Aly.