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CODE's Burt Literary Awards

The 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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Are you an experienced author or editor of young adult or children’s literature? Are you keen to share your skills and experience face-to-face with book creators in Africa? If you answered yes, then volunteering for CODE’s Burt Award program is just the opportunity that you’ve been waiting for. You’ll bring inspiration and vital practical skills that will have a long-lasting impact on the local publishing industry, and also gain a memorable experience.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS - YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

Jan 09, 2018

Are you an experienced author or editor of young adult or children’s literature? Are you keen to share your skills and experience face-to-face with book creators in Africa? If you answered yes, then volunteering for CODE’s Burt Award program is just the opportunity that you’ve been waiting for. You’ll bring inspiration and vital practical skills that will have a long-lasting impact on the local...


CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature Now Receiving Submissions

Dec 18, 2017

CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature is now accepting submissions for the 2018 competition.


2017 CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature Announced

Nov 23, 2017

The 2017 winners of this unique literary award and literacy initiative were announced at the 5 th Annual CODE's Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature Ceremony on Thursday, November 23, 2017 .

Our Partners

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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Number of titles awarded
89


Number of books donated
225,000+


Number of beneficiary schools
1,500+