Friday, April 18, 2008

Elijah Of Buxton shortlisted for 2008 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards

Congratulations to Windsor author Christopher Paul Curtis on being shortlisted for the 2008 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards in the Young Adult/Middle Reader Award category for Elijah of Buxton.

Two juries of young readers decide the winners, with students from Grade 3 and 4 assessing the picture book category, and Grade 7 and 8 students deciding on the young adult/middle reader category.

This year's jurors hail from Ryerson Community School in Toronto.

A special shout to Guelph native Jean Little who is also nominated in the same category. I remember attending a book reading of Jean's at the Guelph Public Library in the early 70's. She was an inspiration to an awe-struck young boy passionate about reading. She will always hold a special place in my heart where all those favourite memories of our childhood are stored.