20 for 20 Campaign
This year, 2019, marks the 20th anniversary of the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award.
For 20 years Hackmatack has been putting great Canadian books in the hands of Atlantic Canadian children, who read the shortlisted fiction and nonfiction titles and vote for their favourites, thereby determining the winners of the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award.
Each spring we’ve been able to send a number of Hackmatack nominated authors on tour to libraries and schools in the Atlantic region in the week leading up to our Award ceremony.
For many children, this is their first encounter with “a real live author”, and we’re thrilled to be able to make such a valuable connection.
In January we celebrated our 20 year milestone with the Hackmatack “20 for 20” campaign. A number of authors, publishers, and community members donated $20 (or more!) to help us send authors to schools and libraries. We’re deeply grateful for their support, and we’d like to recognize them here.
Kristin Bieber Domm
George Elliott Clarke
Jan L. Coates
L.M. (Lucy) Falcone
Sharon E. McKay
Ron and Mary Macnab
Bouton d’or Acadie
Éditions de l’isatis
Groupe d’Edition la Courte Echelle
Les Éditions 400 coups
Running the Goat Books & Broadsides
The Acorn Press
Martha Attema — in honour of Canadian children’s literature
Anonymous — in memory of Raymond E. Lèger
Anomymous — in memory of Marie-Thérèse Cardinal, “Pour tout ce que tu as fait pour moi…”
Anonymous — in memory of Mary Schultz, “For teaching me to love books!”
Finally, we’d like to thank 16 supporters who prefer to remain anonymous.
It’s not too late to donate!
You can donate to the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award anytime. Visit our page at CanadaHelps to donate online, or send a cheque to the address below. Thank you for supporting great Canadian books, their authors, and the children who love them!
Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award
PO Box 34055
Scotia Square RPO