IBBY Canada is thrilled to announce that Andrea Deakin and Chantal Vaillancourt are the recipients of the 2010 Claude Aubry Award for distinguished service in the field of children’s literature. Andrea Deakin has promoted Canadian children’s literature extensively throughout her career as a teacher, syndicated book reviewer, and correspondent for the UK review journal ACHUKA. Chantal Vaillancourt has worked for over 20 years in publishing and reading promotion.
Andrea Deakin will be presented with her Aubry Award in Edmonton on Thursday, October 27th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library (Lower Level, Rutherford Library, University of Alberta). Chantal Vaillancourt will receive her Aubry Award at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 p.m., in conjunction with the gala presentation of the French language TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award.
For more information on the Aubry Award and the 2010 recipients, visit our Aubry award page or read the press release here.