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Battle of the Books: Red Maple Edition


Mon Apr 19, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
60 mins

In this friendly book battle Toronto Public Library staff members Mike & Hailey will discuss the 2021 Red Maple award nominees!

The Red Maple award is one of the annual literature Forest of Reading awards sponsored by the Ontario Library Association. Each year 10 books are nominated, with students choosing their favourite picks!

2021 Red Maple nominated titles:

Bloom, by Kenneth Oppel
Broken Strings, by Eric Walters & Kathy Kacer
Dragon Assassin, by Arthur Slade
If I Go Missing, by Brianna Jonnie with Nahanni Shingoose Illustrated by Neal Shannacappo
The Other Side, by Heather Camlot
The Rise and Fall of Derek Cowell, by Valerie Sherrard
Safe Harbour, by Christina Kilbourne
Sara and the Search for Normal, by Wesley King
A Treason of Thorns, by Laura E. Weymouth
Yara's Spring, by Jamal Saeed & Sharon E. McKay

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