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2022/2023 Shortlists Announced!

We are excited to announce the new shortlists for our 2022/2023 reading program.

English 2022/2023 shortlist
French 2022/2023 shortlist

2022 Hackmatack Award Winners Announced!

English Nonfiction
Mireille Messier and Kass Reich for Sergeant Billy: The True Story of the Goat Who Went to War (Tundra Books, 2019).

English Fiction
Charis Cotter and Genevieve Simms for Screech! Ghost Stories from Old Newfoundland (Nimbus Publishing, 2020).

French Nonfiction
Karine Lachapelle, Marijo Meunier, Luc Michaud, and Tristan Demers for Cochon Dingue aime la terre (La Bagnole, 2020).

French Fiction
Cindy Roy and Yohann Morin for Clochat veut ses 9 vies Tome 1 : Tout va bien (La Bagnole, 2020).

Read the press release here.

CELACentre for Equitable Library Access

You don’t have to be in a Hackmatack reading group to enjoy the books. And you don’t have to be a conventional reader. 

The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) is an accessible library service, providing books and other materials to Canadians of all ages with print disabilities.

We’re happy to tell you that many of the 2021-2022 Hackmatack titles are available for free in accessible formats for kids with print disabilities. 

You can get these titles from your public library, or through the CELA website.

Accessible Hackmatack books 2021-22

We’d like to thank CELA for the wonderful work they do. Their collection has more than 700,000 professionally produced titles, with an emphasis on  Canadian authors and stories, and favourites for kids and teens.