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Oct 17, 2023
The program is the country’s largest recreational reading initiative for kids
Books written by Esi Edugyan, Cherie Dimaline and Lawrence Hill are among the nominated titles for the Forest of Reading’s 2023 award programme.
Hosted each spring, the Forest of Reading is Canada’s largest annual recreational reading program where children and young adults pick their favourite authors and illustrators.
In 2020, 2021 and 2022, the award celebrations were presented in partnership with CBC Books in a virtual format. A hybrid event announced the winners in 2023.
This year, some 270,000 readers across the country will participate in the program. Canadian students from kindergarten to high school are encouraged to read from a selection of shortlisted books and vote for their favourites.