This past week we celebrated the 2022 Children’s Book Awards.
The winner of the Older Readers Award was Tiger Daughter by Rebecca Lim. Tiger Daughter tells the story of Wen Zhou the only daughter of Chinese immigrants whose move to the lucky country has proven to be not so lucky. Wen and her friend, Henry Xiao both dream of escape from their unhappy circumstances, and form a plan to sit an entrance exam to a selective high school far from home. But when tragedy strikes, it takes all of Wen’s resilience and resourcefulness to get herself and Henry through the storm that follows.
Honours Awards were also given to Girls in Boys’ Cars by Felicity Castagna and How to Repaint a Life by Steven Herrick. These and other nominated books are on display and available to borrow now in the Library.