Heather Smith won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award in the Young Adult/Middle Reader category for THE AGONY OF BUN O’KEEFE!
Winners were selected by two juries of young readers. Students read the books and worked together to reach a consensus and select a winner. This process makes it a unique literary award in Canada.
One juror commented “Bun and Busker Boy are my favourite characters of all time!” and praised to protagonist as “one-of-a-kind”.