Joan Exley, literacy outreach coordinator for Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, Joanne Harris, teen and literacy services for the Nelson Public Library (front), Samara Nicoll of Otter Books (back) and Karen Bennett, publisher of the Nelson Star, show some of the books being given away as part of this year’s Nelson Reads event.
Each year a list of top books are chosen in four categories, based on public submissions. A bag of books has been given away to one lucky entrant in each category.
The winners were established by a random draw.
This year’s winners are: Mrs. Adams’ class at St. Joseph’s School (Children category) Mrs. Malarkey Doesn’t Live in Room 10 by Judy Finchler; Naeva LeBlanc (Youth category) Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver; IHA staff (Fiction category) Josephine Bonaparte Trilogy by Sandra Gulland and the Selkirk College staff (Non-fiction category) The War that Ended Peace by Margaret MacMillan.