Best Book

  • Shyronn Smardon

Gold Winner Africville, Shauntay Grant

Silver Winner First Degree, Kayla Hounsell

Bronze Winner Worthy of Love, Andre Fenton

Shortlisted for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the upcoming Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masters Arts Award, Africville is a look at the history of a community through the eyes of a little girl. Grant calls her gold win “a lovely surprise” and lets readers in on what to expect next: “I’m in the early stages of several writing projects—picture books included. My next publication for children is a baby board book called My Hair Is Beautiful. It’ll be released in the fall and I’m planning for a launch event and a few book signings locally starting in November, and festival dates in the new year.”

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