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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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CODE announces the nine titles eligible for the 2018 CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature

Aug 15, 2018

Ottawa, August 15, 2018 In June 2018, the National Reading Campaign adjudicated the 9 young adult submissions to the 2018 CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature . Lead by Nancy Cooper, the peer assessment committee consisted of Adina Duffy, Wilfred Burton and Michelle Corneau. This year Eden Gepner Bourgeois, a 14-year old Cree-Metis “who loves reading”, joined...

The 2018 Shortlist for the CODE Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature

Aug 02, 2018

Accra, Ghana July 31, 2018 – The Ghana Book Trust (GBT) and CODE are delighted to announce the finalists for the 2018 CODE Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature. This year, Ghana Book Trust received 17 submissions from publishers in Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania. The five-member jury made up of publishing and writing professionals from each of the program countries and Canada, met...

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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.

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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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