The Governor General’s Award For Children’s Literature Was Announced Today!

Teresa Toten, winner of the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature for  The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

Wow, does this book ever sound stellar!  Teresa Toten has just been given the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature for The Unlikely Hero Of Room 13B— here’s a snippet about it from her website:

“When Adam meets Robyn at a support group for kids coping with obsessive-compulsive disorder, he is drawn to her almost before he can take a breath. He’s determined to protect and defend her–to play Batman to her Robyn–whatever the cost. But when you’re fourteen and the everyday problems of dealing with divorced parents and step-siblings are supplemented by the challenges of OCD, it’s hard to imagine yourself falling in love. How can you have a “normal” relationship when your life is so fraught with problems? And that’s not even to mention the small matter of those threatening letters Adam’s mother has started to receive . . .

Teresa Toten sets some tough and topical issues against the backdrop of a traditional whodunit in this engaging new novel that readers will find hard to put down.”

Teresa is on the board of directors for World Literacy Canada, and will be reading at the 2014 Kama Reading Series on April 30th in support of WLC.  Check it out!