What Makes a Family?: Building Community in Books for Young People

Polly Horvath, Sara Cassidy, Naseem Hrab and Ryan B. Patrick

What Makes a Family?: Building Community in Books for Young People

Polly Horvath, Sara Cassidy, Naseem Hrab and Ryan B. Patrick

5:00pm

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Join us live to hear from a selection of the finalists for the 2020 GGBooks Young People’s Literature Awards as they come together for a conversation in anticipation of the winners announcement on June 1. Panelists will join CBC Books’ Ryan B. Patrick to discuss how their nominated books help young people explore new definitions of family and community.

Moderator: Ryan B. Patrick

Panelists:
Polly Horvath, Pine Island Home (Text Category)
Sara Cassidy, Nevers (Text Category)
Naseem Hrab, Weekend Dad (Illustrated Category)

Check out the full schedule of TIFA’s exclusive event series featuring the 2020 GGBooks Young People’s Literature Awards finalists here.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts to celebrate the Governor General’s Literary Awards.

Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) logo       GG Books & Canada Council for the Arts logo

Panel Discussion

Join us live to hear from a selection of the finalists for the 2020 GGBooks Young People’s Literature Awards as they come together for a conversation in anticipation of the winners announcement on June 1. Panelists will join CBC Books’ Ryan B. Patrick to discuss how their nominated books help young people explore new definitions of family and community.

Moderator: Ryan B. Patrick

Panelists:
Polly Horvath, Pine Island Home (Text Category)
Sara Cassidy, Nevers (Text Category)
Naseem Hrab, Weekend Dad (Illustrated Category)

Check out the full schedule of TIFA’s exclusive event series featuring the 2020 GGBooks Young People’s Literature Awards finalists here.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts to celebrate the Governor General’s Literary Awards.

Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) logo       GG Books & Canada Council for the Arts logo

Panel Discussion

Featured Authors

Polly Horvath is the author of many books for young people, including The Night Garden, Everything on a Waffle, The Pepins and Their Problems, The Canning Season and The Trolls. Her numerous awards include the Newbery Honor, the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor and the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children's Literature. She has also been shortlisted for The Deutscher Jugenliteraturpreis, Germany's most prestigious literature award. Horvath grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She lives in Metchosin, British Columbia.

Read more about Polly Horvath

Sara Cassidy has worked as a newspaper reporter and a tree planter in five Canadian provinces. Her children’s books have been shortlisted for many awards, including the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize (Nevers, Genius Jolene), the Bolen Books Children's Book Prize (Skylark, Nevers), the Silver Birch Express Award (A Boy Named Queen, Genius Jolene), the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, the Rocky Mountain Book Award and five titles for the Chocolate Lily Award. Her poetry, fiction and nonfiction for adults has been published in many outlets across the country.

Read more about Sara Cassidy

Naseem Hrab is a writer and storyteller. She is the author of Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend, Ira Crumb Feels the Feelings and the upcoming The Sour Cherry Tree. Her comedy writing has appeared on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and The Rumpus. Naseem worked as a librarian for a time and now works in children’s publishing. She lives in Toronto.

Read more about Naseem Hrab

Ryan B. Patrick is a CBC producer in Toronto. Ryan is one of the producers responsible for the digital content programming for the CBC Books site, including the radio shows Writers & Company and The Next Chapter. Ryan also has experience as a book reviewer and arts & culture journalist who has written for Exclaim!, NOW and THIS magazine. He also sits on the juries for the Polaris Music Prize and Prism Prize and has been a past JUNO Awards Judge.

Read more about Ryan B. Patrick

5:00pm

Thursday, May 27, 2021

What to read

Pine Island Home by , Nevers by , Weekend Dad by ,
To top