2023 – 2024 Red Cedar Book Awards Voting Opens 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

[Vancouver, BC, May 5, 2024] – The Red Cedar Book Awards invites readers in grades 4 (ish) to 7 (ish) to participate in the 2024 – 2024 season’s voting for Non-Fiction and Fiction categories. The voting period is from May 1, 2024, to May 31, 2024. The online voting form is accessible at redcedaraward.ca. 

In the Non-Fiction category for 2023 – 2024, there are twelve BC provincial published books and fifteen authors nominated, while the Fiction category includes twelve local and provincial published books and thirteen authors. Children near grades 4 to 7 who have read at least one listed book on the website are encouraged to join in this voting process. Online voting for children requires adult supervision. Detailed information about voting and privacy policies can be found at redcedaraward.ca. 

The Red Cedar Awards (The Awards), as a part of British Columbia’s Young Readers Choice Award Society (YRCABC), aims to encourage students in grades 4-7 to read more; Creating an awareness of Canadian books and authors; Developing children’s ability to judge published works. The Awards adhere to two core principles: being child-centered and promoting provincial publications. 

Since its inception in 1996, YRCABC has provided a learning platform for kids, families, and educators across British Columbia to discover, connect with, and be inspired by Canadian literature for children. Over nearly three decades, YRCABC has fostered an engaged, excited, and educated province-wide Red Cedar Book Awards community. We welcome the participation of children, teachers, and families in this voting process, aligning with our values of Intellectual freedom, Literacy, Diversity, Inclusiveness, Integrity, Community, and Sustainability. Let us celebrate BC’s children’s authors, books, and publishers, as we believe that reading is both fun and empowering. 

For media inquiries or further information, please contact Zoe Zhang at secretary@redcedaraward.ca. 

Help We Need Somebody! Not Just Anybody!

The Society currently is looking to fill two positions: Vice-President and Director-at-Large.   Our culture is very relaxed and flexible. You  are only asked to do what you can realistically handle within your own busy schedule.

You will have:

  • Experience working on non-profit teams
  • Experience in the education sector (teacher, administrator teacher-librarian, for example)
  • OR have experience in the book publishing industry

This is a great opportunity for professional development, to learn new skills, and to enrich kids’ reading  experiences. 

If you would like to know more about the Red Cedar Book Awards, or become involved in the Society and gain valuable volunteer experience, please contact us!  redcedaraward@gmail.com

Review Reviews Reviews

Send your book reviews so we can post them on our website and spread the word about this year’s amazing Red Cedar Reads.  What better way to show your love of Canadian books, authors, and illustrators than to write about them! Send us your reviews and we will publish with your first name or, you can go literary, your pseudonym. Send your reviews to redcedaraward@gmail.com

Calling All Volunteers: Red Cedar Award Needs You!!

If you are excited about engaging kids in grades 4-7 in reading and educating them about Canadian kidlit, this is the best volunteer gig in the province! Become part of the non-profit Young Readers’ Choice Awards Society of British Columbia and you will be helping kids, families, and educators connect with literacy through the Red Cedar Book Awards. 

The Society currently is looking to fill two positions: Vice-President and Director-at-Large.   Our culture is very relaxed and flexible. You  are only asked to do what you can realistically handle within your own busy schedule. 

You will have:

  • Experience working on non-profit teams
  • Experience in the education sector (teacher, administrator teacher-librarian, for example)
  • OR have experience in the book publishing industry

This is a great opportunity for professional development, to learn new skills, and to enrich kids’ reading  experiences. 

If you would like to know more about the Red Cedar Book Awards, or become involved in the Society and gain valuable volunteer experience, please contact us!  redcedaraward@gmail.com

We look forward to having you join the team. 

Marilyn MacPherson 

President, Young Reader’s Choice Awards  of BC – The Red Cedar Book Awards.

 

Upcoming YRCABC AGM!

Want to be part of the society that organizes the Red Cedar Book Awards? Find out more about helping kids in BC develop important literacy skills? Learn more about books for kids? Join the YRCABC at its upcoming AGM and discover how you can contribute to the YRCABC and support the Red Cedar Book Awards, BC’s only book prize that kids get to vote for!

Date: October 30, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm ( 30-60 minutes)

Place: Online

At the meeting, you will have the opportunity to:

  • find out about YRCABC’s operations and finances
  • ask questions about the YRCABC
  • speak about any items on the agenda including joining!

To let us know that you would like to attend, please send an email to redcedaraward@gmail.com Subject line:  2022 AGM