The Forest of Reading initiative from the Ontario Library Association is Canada's largest recreational reading program. Through eight categories, readers of all ages can help celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators and are encouraged to develop a love of reading. According to OLA, more than 250,000 readers participate annually through either their school and/or public library.
We would like to congratulate Biblioasis who received two nominations for the 2017 Forest of Reading program:
The Orange Grove by Larry Tremblay for the White Pine Award (Grade 9 - 12). Morally complex and completely unforgettable, Larry Tremblay’s bestselling The Orange Grove offers up a tragic fable about the absurd logic of terrorism, the power of brotherly love, and the hope for peace in a broken world.
All Saints by K.D. Miller for the Evergreen Award (adults). Effortlessly written and candidly observed, All Saints is a moving collection of tremendous skill, whose intersecting stories illuminate the tenacity and vulnerability of modern-day believers.
Schools and libraries start their Forest of Reading programs in December/January with readers making their way through the shortlists before winners are announced in May for the Festival of Trees. To learn more about the program, visit the OLA Forest of Reading website.