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TIFA Presents: GGBooks Young People’s Literature Finalists

May 27 – May 28
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Celebrate the Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGBooks) with six free, virtual events featuring the finalists of the 2020 Young People’s Literature Award categories. While the featured finalists haven’t yet been announced, you can still explore the schedule of readings and panels below.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

TIFA Kids! Reading: GGBooks Young People’s Literature (Text) Award Finalist 3pm ET

Celebrate and explore some of today’s best Canadian authors and illustrators in children’s literature! Tune in with the whole family to enjoy a fun reading from one of the 2020 GGBooks finalists for Young People’s Literature (Text). The GGBooks Literary Awards winners will be announced on June 1.

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TIFA Kids! Reading: GGBooks Young People’s Literature (Text) Award Finalist 4pm ET

Celebrate and explore some of today’s best Canadian authors and illustrators in children’s literature! Tune in with the whole family to enjoy a fun reading from one of the 2020 GGBooks finalists for Young People’s Literature (Text). The GGBooks Literary Awards winners will be announced on June 1.

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What Makes a Family?: Building Community in Books for Young People – 5pm ET

Join us 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 for a live discussion on how their nominated books help young people explore new definitions of family and community.

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Friday, May 28, 2021

TIFA Kids! Reading: GGBooks Young People’s Literature (Illustrated Books) Award Finalist 3pm ET

Celebrate and explore some of today’s best Canadian authors and illustrators in children’s literature! Tune in with the whole family to enjoy a fun reading from one of the 2020 GGBooks finalists for Young People’s Literature (Illustrated Books). The GG Books Literary Awards winners will be announced on June 1.

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TIFA Kids! Reading: GGBooks Young People’s Literature (Illustrated Books) Award Finalist 4pm ET

Celebrate and explore some of today’s best Canadian authors and illustrators in children’s literature! Tune in with the whole family to enjoy a fun reading from one of the 2020 GGBooks finalists for Young People’s Literature (Illustrated Books). The GGBooks Literary Awards winners will be announced on June 1.

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Finding Their Way: Courage, Perseverance and the Search for Identity in Books for Young People – 5pm ET

Join us 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 for a live discussion on how their protagonists demonstrate courage, perseverance and openness to new experiences as they discover who they are and how they belong. 

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These events are organized in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts to celebrate the Governor General’s Literary Awards.

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