FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto (November 8, 2021) — The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is excited to announce the touring creators for Canadian Children’s Book Week/Tournée Lire à tout vent 2022. Over fifty talented Canadian authors, illustrators and storytellers have been selected to take part in this virtual tour and share a love of reading with young people in schools, libraries and homes all across Canada. Established in 1977, the upcoming national tour will take place from May 1-7, 2022. We are thrilled to share the news that this year’s poster will be illustrated by the Fan Brothers, the creators behind The Barnabus Project, winner of both the Governor General’s Literary Award and the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. The theme for the 2022 tour is Sail into Stories. We are excited to see how the Fan Brothers will encapture that theme in their poster.
Applications for schools, libraries, bookstores and community organizations interested in hosting readings will open the week of December 6th. Check bookweek.ca for the latest updates and subscribe to the CCBC’s newsletter for monthly updates concerning all of the CCBC’s programs.
Congratulations to all of the selected creators and thank you to everyone who applied. This year’s roster was chosen by a volunteer committee of experts.
See the French-language announcement here.
For more information, please contact:
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Program and Events Coordinator
The English-language touring creators for 2022 are:
Ekiuwa Aire, author
Erin Alladin, author
Stephanie Cooke, graphic novelist
Charis Cotter, author
Anita Daher, author
Sara Florence Davidson, author
Emma FitzGerald, illustrator
Lee Edward Födi, author/illustrator
Kallie George, author
Isabelle Groc, author/photographer
Michael Hutchinson, author
Jessica Scott Kerrin, author
Soyeon Kim, illustrator
Celia Krampien, illustrator
Danica Lorer, storyteller
Rob Malo, storyteller
John Martz, illustrator/cartoonist
Janice Lynn Mather, author
Angela Misri, author
Mahtab Narsimhan, author
Ruth Ohi, author/illustrator
Dominique Pelletier, author/illustrator/cartoonist
Lois Peterson, author
Rowena Rae, author
Raziel Reid, author
Cory Silverberg, author
Karen Spafford-Fitz, author
Todd Stewart, author/illustrator
Gillian Sze, author
Nhung Tran-Davis, author
Nancy Vo, author/illustrator
Eric Walters, author
The French-language touring creators for 2022 are:
Pierre-Luc Bélanger, author
Valérie Fontaine, author
Mylène Fortin, author
Bertrand Gauthier, author
Karine Glorieux, author
Rachel Graveline, author
Geneviève Guilbaut, author
Karine Lambert, author
Mireille Levert, author/illustrator
Micheline Marchand, author
Paul Martin, author/illustrator
Maryse Pagé, author
Jeanne Painchaud, author
Dominique Pelletier, author/illustrator/cartoonist
Étienne Poirier, author
Laurence Prud’homme, author
Cindy Roy, author
Roxane Turcotte, author
Élizabeth Turgeon, author
About the Canadian Children’s Book Centre
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is a national, not‐for‐profit organization founded in 1976. We are dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing and illustrating of Canadian books for young readers. Our programs, publications and resources help teachers, librarians, booksellers and parents select the very best for young readers. For more information, please visit bookcentre.ca.
Communication-Jeunesse is a national non-profit cultural organization that was founded in 1971 to promote and appreciate Quebec and Franco-Canadian literature aimed at young people age 0 to 17. The vitality of the organization is largely based on the quality of its associative life and the commitment of its members has been at the heart of its operations since its creation. The members of Communication-Jeunesse enrich its actions and promote its development with as much rigor as energy. For more information, please visit communication-jeunesse.qc.ca.
About Storytellers of Canada
Storytellers of Canada is devoted to connecting people, reflecting culture, and inspiring discovery through the art of Storytelling. Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC) was founded in 1993 as a result of a national meeting in Montreal instigated by Rosalyn Cohen. Since then, SC-CC holds an national conference in a different location each year. In 2000, SC-CC was incorporated as a Non-Profit Organization and received its National Arts Service Organization designation. SC-CC functions as the national representative for those involved in maintaining and practising oral traditions in Canada and encourages the participation of all peoples, by recognizing storytelling as a common root of all cultures and by making strong, positive efforts towards regional and cultural inclusion. For more information, please visit storytellers-conteurs.ca.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
About Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts. The Council champions and invests in artistic excellence through a broad range of grants, services, prizes and payments to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations. Its work ensures that excellent, vibrant and diverse art and literature engages Canadians, enriches their communities and reaches markets around the world. The Council also raises public awareness and appreciation of the arts through its communications, research and arts promotion activities. It is responsible for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, which promotes the values and programs of UNESCO in Canada to contribute to a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable future. The Canada Council Art Bank operates art rental programs and helps further public engagement with contemporary arts.
About the Ontario Arts Council
Established in 1963 to foster the creation and production of art for the benefit of all Ontarians, the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is an agency that operates at arm’s length from the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. The OAC’s grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations support arts education, Indigenous arts, community arts, crafts, dance, Francophone arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring, and visual arts. In 2019-20, the OAC invested $51.9 million in 197 communities across Ontario through 1,965 grants to individual artists and 1,152 grants to organizations. For more information, please visit arts.on.ca.