A brand new volunteer position at Digitally Lit, Literacy Champs are book smart, media-savvy youth from across Atlantic Canada tasked with sharing their honest opinion of the Atlantic Canadian books they read with peers. To learn more about who qualifies and how to apply to be a Literacy Champ with us, kindly click here.
Fun fact: I’m bilingual and also know sign language!
Hi! My name is Savannah Ferris and I was born and raised in Salisbury, New Brunswick!
When I first heard about Digitally Lit I knew I wanted to be apart of their awesome organization. Being a Literacy Champion lets me share my love of reading with youth all over the Atlantic Canada! I love how we read books published by local authors in our region as it gives me more chances to connect with people near me. Also, it gives me a chance to read books I wouldn’t normally choose!
I fell in love with reading at a young age and it has stuck with me for all 15 years of my life. As a child, you could always find my nose in a book or writing stories.
Fun fact: I love to cook and create my own recipes, I've also been eating plant-based since late September and enjoy converting recipes to be cruelty-free.
My name is Gabby LaPierre and I currently live in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
My favourite part of living on the East Coast is being surrounded by the sea. And eating oatcakes of course! Although I've changed a lot since I was little what has always stayed the same was my love of the ocean and reading. I got it from my mother who got it from hers. Books have always been an outlet for my mind to momentarily escape. Between pulling my hair out over school, creating art, and cooking, I'm engrossed in a book to decompress.
I believe it is important to support local authors because it brings the community closer by sharing our culture, places, and stories. This is why I'm so excited to become a literacy Champion with Digitally Lit and meet like-minded people.
And there's nothing wrong with always being the kid who raises their hand when the teacher asks: "And who thought the book was better than the movie?"