Thursday, November 18, 2010

B.C. teacher-librarian untangles tight knot of teen angst

B.C. librarian untangles tight knot of teen angst

Fishtailing, by Richmond TL Wendy Philips, recently won the Governor-General's Literary Award for Children's Literature; it is a complex teen novel told poetically. It is a must-buy for secondary school libraries and an obvious recommendation for English teachers.

Wendy Phillips' love of words began when she was a child; she started writing at the age of 11. She continued to study words, earning degrees in journalism, English, education and children’s literature. Throughout her career, she has worked as a bookbinder, English teacher and high school teacher-librarian. Wendy Phillips was born and raised in Kamloops, B.C., but
lived in Ottawa, Lesotho and Australia, before moving to her current home of Richmond, B.C.

Other Governor-General's Literary Awards Finalists

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