Three Trees for Highway of Heroes
- King of the Castle (Silver Birch)
- One Year Commencing (Red Cedar)
- Marie-Claire: Dark Spring (Diamond Willow)
- Marie-Claire: A Season of Sorrow (Hackmatack).
My most recent – Highway of Heroes – is on three tree award lists this year, in the non-fiction category: the Hackmatack (for grades 4 to 6), the Silver Birch (for grades 3 to 6), and the Golden Oak (for readers in adult literacy programs).
It pleases me, of course, that my book will in the coming months be finding itself in the hands of lots of readers – of all ages. But as Remembrance Day nears, I can’t help but recall meeting people in New Brunswick a year ago who were grateful to me for writing Highway of Heroes because they’d had to travel that Highway with their loved ones. And honestly, much as a tree award nomination is nice, it’s hard to imagine any greater prize for writing what I did than a hug from the mother of a fallen soldier.
Let us remember them.
Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.
Wow- this looks like an amazing read. So glad it was submitted for Nonfiction Monday. It's a little beyond my kids, but I will definitely get it for them when they are in elementary school!
Nonfiction Monday? Do tell, Jen.