Holy smokes! Look where Speechless has landed – the CBC’s list of the best books of the year.
Well, this is ridiculous. These authors on the list are my idols. I'm feeling pretty proud – and a bit underdeserving – but I’m going to take it!!!
Sending the link before they realize they put Speechless on by mistake and take it down :)
Do check out CBC’s list of the top 75 books of the year – and note this isn’t just the top kids’ books of the year or the best Canadian books; these are the CBC’s picks for the 75 best books published in English in the world – and if you’re looking for good books for yourself or for presents, it’s a good list to start with: here.
Speechless is also a finalist for the Ontario Library Association’s Silver Birch Award.
And note that Jen will be one of the guest speakers at the upcoming Writing for Children & for Young Adults workshops on Saturday, March 5, in Burlington, also with Monica Pacheco, literary agent with The McDermid Agency (see here), and on Saturday, April 30, in Guelph, also with Yasemin Uçar, senior editor, Kids Can Press and Kira Vermond, award winning author of Why We Live Where We Live and other great nonfiction books for kids (see here.)
In the meanwhile, you can buy speechless at most bookstores or online here.