I was very excited to learn that THE WINNOWING is the 2019 MYRCA Northern Lights Honour Book! I had the pleasure of visiting Manitoba during last year’s Canadian Children’s Book Week and I had the opportunity to meet with many dedicated readers and aspiring writers. I learned firsthand how passionate young Manitobans are about reading, so this children’s choice award feels extra sweet. Congrats to all the winners and nominated titles, and an extra special thank you to all the tireless administrators, volunteers, teachers, and librarians who work on the MYRCA, bringing Canadian literature to Canadian kids. Read on!