The $5,000 Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize is awarded to a Greater Victoria author or illustrator for the best children’s book published in the preceding year. The three finalists are:
Monique Gray Smith – Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation (Orca Book Publishers)
Julie Lawson – A Blinding Light (Nimbus Publishers)
Dr. Jillian Roberts – On Our Street: Our First Talk About Poverty (Orca Book Publishers)
Join CBC Radio’s Gregor Craigie for an entertaining evening of readings from shortlisted authors, dessert and the awarding of the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize. Cash bar and books available for sale. The event will take place Wednesday, October 17 2018 at The Union Club of British Columbia, Victoria. Come be part of this relaxed and welcoming event where writers and book lovers come together to celebrate our region’s incredible talent. Everyone is welcome. Find out more here.
Congratulations to the nominees!