We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our first-ever Digitally Lit Choice Awards Ceremony!
The virtual celebration honoured Atlantic Canadian books and creators that made our readers think, feel and imagine, as well as those that instilled a sense of community and place..Plus, our youth were keen to celebrate those who continue to go above and beyond to support and encourage them in their work
All of the youth currently or presently involved with Digitally Lit were asked to cast one vote for each award. No one suggested any books for the categories: everything was in the hands of the youth.
Scroll through the complete list of winners below to see who took home awards in 16 spanning such book-related categories as authors, poetry collections, children's book and more!
It Made Me Think Award went to Dale Estey for The Elephant Talks to God
It Took Me On An Adventure Award went to Shane Peacock for The Dylan Maples Adventure Series
It Made Me Feel Award went to Melanie Mosher for A Beginner’s Guide to Goodbye
It Belongs In Schools Award Mi'sel Joe and Sheila O’Neill for My Indian
Community and Place Award Dusty Green and Meridith J. Batt for Len and Cub: A Queer History
Community and Place Award went to Susan White for The Sewing Basket
Community and Place Award went to Andre Fenton for Annaka
Community and Place Award went to Mi'sel Joe and Sheila O’Neill for My Indian
Most Social Media Savvy Publisher Award went to Goose Lane Editions and Nimbus Publishing
Most Supportive Publisher Award went to Breakwater Books
Best Debut Novel Award went to Alexandra Harrington for The Last Time I Saw Her
The Outstanding Character Development Award went to Olivia Robinson for The Blue Moth Motel
Outstanding French Award went to Aurélie Resch for Coquelicot sur un Roche
Outstanding Poetry Collection Award went to Sean Wiebe and Catherine Edward for How Boys Grow Up and The Whither Poems
Outstanding Children's Book Award went to Muinji'j MacEachern and Shanika Jayde MacEachern for Muinji’j Asks Why
Outstanding Illustrator Award went to Duncan Major and Briana Corr Scott
Favourite Author Award went to Lisa Harrington
Favourite Book Award went to Lisa Harrington for The Goodbye Girls
Literary Champion Award went to Hope Dalvay