Letter from the Editor
This winter has seen a few initiatives from IBBY Canada that have made me so proud to be a part of the organization. To help welcome the 25,000 Syrian refugees who are arriving in Canada, we will be donating copies of the picture book Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson and Sydney Smith (Groundwood Books, 2015). You can read more about this initiative in this issue of the newsletter.
The IBBY Silent Books Exhibit continues to tour Canada and has wrapped up its dates at the Halifax Public Library and is now at the Winnipeg Public Library until March 12. In the Regional Report East, councillor Jane Baskwill reports on the success of the exhibit in Halifax. The exhibit will be in Hamilton from March 21 to April 14.
As well, we’ve got news on our Annual Meeting of Members, the Cleaver Award shortlist, a Q&A with author Deborah Hodge, the announcement of the Canadian titles selected for the 2016 USBBY Outstanding International Books List, and more!
– Katie Scott, Newsletter Editor