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CODE's Burt Literary Awards

The CODE Burt Award is a literary award and readership initiative that recognizes excellence in young adult literature and provides young readers with engaging books that they want to read.



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Apr 25, 2018

NGC Bocas Lit Fest is one of the Caribbean’s largest and most well-respected literary festivals and it recently wrapped up its eighth successful year in Trinidad and Tobago’s capital, Port of Spain.

The 2018 Winning Titles

Imam Baksh wins the 2018 CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Literature – once again!

Apr 25, 2018

The Bocas Lit Fest and CODE announced the winners of its fifth annual Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature, which recognizes outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors, during the opening night of the 2018 NGC Bocas Lit Festival in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Finalists for the 2018 CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature Announced

Mar 26, 2018

CODE and NGC Bocas Lit Fest are proud to announce the finalists for the 5 th Annual CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature. Finalists to be published and distributed to hundreds of schools, libraries, and community organizations across the Caribbean.

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Rewriting the story for global literacy with thanks to our partnerships:

Children’s Book Project for TanzaniaChildren’s Book Project for TanzaniaCODE-EthiopiaNational Book Development Council of Kenya

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