Vivian Howard Receives Russell Grant for Research on Canadian Children’s Literature

IBBY Canada is pleased to announce that Vivian Howard of Dalhousie University is the recipient of the 2009 Frances Russell Grant. The $1,000 grant will be presented to Ms. Howard on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., at the New Book Bash & International Children’s Book Day Celebration, an annual event hosted by the Nova Scotia Children’s Literature Roundtable.

Ms. Howard receives the Frances Russell Grant for her proposal, “The regional geography of creativity: an investigation of regional themes in Atlantic Canadian literature for children and young adults.” She is undertaking a detailed analysis of regional themes in contemporary and historic Atlantic Canadian children’s literature and aims to create print and digital resources to enable greater use of regional Atlantic literature among readers, scholars, teachers and librarians.