CODE Burt Award seal

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.

 

 

Burt Authors

  

Read With Me

Latest News

View All News


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.


Scott Walter and Sandy Crawley signing agreement

Announcing the partnership between the NRC and CODE

Mar 19, 2018

CODE and the National Reading Campaign (NRC) is pleased to announce that the NRC is the new adjudication partner for the CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature program.


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...

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

NGC Bocas Lit Fest logo



Number of titles awarded
89


Number of books donated
225,000+


Number of beneficiary schools
1,500+