Wednesday, 22 June 2022

FIREFLY wins the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award 2022!


"The student jurors who selected Firefly were very enthusiastic about the book. 

“We wish we could meet these characters in real life!” they said. “We love how the staff at the magical costume shop became a family for Firefly, and how every character evolved and grew – even the cat! Firefly is so relatable, with very human flaws, and we want to see her again in another story.”

 -- Faywood School Jurors

I am incredibly honoured to announce that FIREFLY has won the Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award this year. THANK YOU to the Ontario Arts Council, the Schwartz family, the student jurors, the staff and administrators at Faywood Arts-Based Curriculum School, and also thank you to all the readers who have supported this book along the way.

Of course, also a huge thank you to my amazing publisher, DCB Young Readers. Shine on everyone!

Here is the Ontario Arts Council announcement on Twitter 

Read the complete News Release: Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book |Award Winners 2022

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