Congratulations to Heather Smith on winning the 2019 TD Canadian Children’s Award for her novel in verse EBB & FLOW (Kids Can Press). The Canadian Children’s Book Centre and TD announced the winner during a gala held at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon in the Toronto Reference Library last night.

From CCBC’s website: “A verse novel brings forth larger than life characters as a boy, overcome with self-recrimination, learns that unconditional love and forgiveness are gifts to be given as well as received… The lyrical text gradually reveals the story and gently flows from page to page… A marriage of simple and poignant imagery expresses Jett’s journey through peer pressure, bullying, hope and redemption.”

The TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award is a $50,000 prize sponsored by TD and the CCBC. It’s presented to recognize a significant work of children’s literature each year.

You can congratulate Heather on Twitter at @Heather_T_Smith or visit her at Congrats also to Heather’s agent Amy Tompkins!