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Book Awards 2022

Winners
Gather

Gather: Richard Van Camp on the Joy of Storytelling

Category
Adult

Master storyteller and bestselling author Richard Van Camp on how to tell a good story

Gathering around a campfire, or the dinner table, we humans have always told stories. Through the stories we tell, we define our own identities and shape our understanding of the world. Master storyteller and bestselling author Richard Van Camp writes of the power of storytelling and its potential to transform both the speaker and the audience in Gather. Describing the elements required to make a story, he offers insights into how to read a room, how to capture the attention of listeners, how to create community through storytelling, and how to banish loneliness. A member of the Tlicho Dene First Nation, Van Camp includes stories from Elders whose wisdom influenced him.

King warrior

King Warrior

Illustrator(s)
Lucas Green
Category
Youth

A story spanning the globe both imaginary and real, King Warrior celebrates the turbulent glory of childhood while encouraging the reader to reconnect with that rich inner palace of youthful imagination that ultimately holds the key to our freedom.

Living in different worlds and separated by an ocean, a father and son try to stay connected through the power of imagination as their distanced lives pull them further apart.

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2022
Written by: Jay Bulkaert and Erika Nyyssonen
Category: Youth
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Category: Youth
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Written by: Katłıà Lafferty
Category: Adult
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2020
Written by: Henry Beaver and Mindy Willett
Category: Youth
A Journey Down the River
2019
Written by: Rachel Vander Veen
Category: Youth
True North Rising
2019
Written by: Whit Fraser
Category: Adult
Reawakening our Ancestors Line
2018
Written by: Angela Hovak Johnston
Category: Adult
When We Play Our Drums, They Sing!
2018
Written by: Richard Van Camp
Category: Youth
How Raven Returned the Sun
2017
Written by: Christal Doherty
Category: Adult
Ramshackle: A Yellowknife Story
2016
Written by: Alison McCreesh
Category: Adult
Kinds of Winter
2015
Written by: Dave Olesen
Category: Adult
Nighthawk!
2013
Written by: Jamie Bastedo
Category: Adult
Body Trade
2012
Written by: Margaret Macpherson
Category: Adult
The Caribou Feed Our Soul
2011
Written by: Pete Enzoe and Mindy Willett
Category: Adult
Myth of the Barrens
2010
Written by: Bren Kolson
Category: Adult