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2020 Willow Awards AGM – June 6

Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Awards will hold our annual AGM on June 6th at 9:00 a.m. This will be a virtual meeting held on Zoom as we are still practicing social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please use our Contact form if you are interested in attending. The link to allow you to join will be sent to you.

Everyone is welcome!

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Author Nicola Winstanley Offers Online Readings and Q&A With Your Class!

Interested in having your students meet online with an award winning author?

Want to introduce them to one of the finalists shortlisted for the 2020 Shining Willows in an engaging way?

Author Nicola Winstanley is offering to give 20 minute online readings of her book with your class, followed by a question & answer time! Her latest book is How to Give Your Cat a Bath In Five Easy Steps which has been shortlisted as one of our 2020 Shining Willow finalists!

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The Voting Deadline is Extended to June 1, 2020!

Much has happened in this changing world as we respond to COVID-19. More than ever, we want to encourage a love of reading and great Canadian literature among the children and youth of Saskatchewan!

Our voting deadline for the 2019 Willow finalists has been extended to June 1, 2020.

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Alternate Means of Voting for the 2019 Willow Finalists

With the abrupt closure of schools in March due to safety measures around COVID-19, many schools have not been able to submit their student votes.

We would like to encourage teachers, librarians and parents to please collect as many votes as possible and submit them on our website.

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Read Aloud Permissions and Online Availability

During this unusual time of online teaching and learning, we are hoping that everyone will continue to encourage children and students to read the 2019 Willow finalist books and to collect their votes for their favourite book in the Shining, Diamond and Snow categories.

To that end, here is some information that might help teachers, teacher-librarians and parents do that.

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