About Julie Flett

Julie Flett is an award-winning author, illustrator and artist currently living in Vancouver, BC. She is Cree-Métis. Julie studied fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. She received the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize and was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature for her book Owls See Clearly at Night (Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer): A Michif Alphabet (L’alphabet di Michif).

Her more recent books are garnering attention as well, including the “Choices 2017” picture books for school-age children best-of-the-year list by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center for  When We Were Alone.  She has illustrated several board books that depict diverse characters in familiar settings.

Of her books, Julie Flett says, “I’m making books I would have wanted to see when I was little, that I would have shared with my own son and community. They’re not meant to be obscure. They’re meant to be accessible to everyone.”  Read more from her in this interview on 49th Shelf.

Our June contest

Enter to win copies of We Sang You Home and My Heart Fills With Happiness.

Here’s how to enter:

Find our contest post on Facebook, enter on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #BookClub150, or fill out a ballot at your local library. Contest ends May 31, 2017. 

You must be able to pick up your prize at an Annapolis Valley Regional Library Branch

April - Sandra and Ron Lightburn

Atayokee! Watch the video below to hear Julie Flett speak about bookmaking, language and storytelling. From EMMA Talks.

What is Book Club 150?

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, we are highlighting a different Canadian author or illustrator for each month of 2017. To celebrate with us, we encourage you to read the books, join our online conversation, and enter our monthly contests. Our featured books include titles for kids, teens, and adult readers. Pick up a copy at your local library, look for a Book Club in a Bag to share, or find a library Book Club near you. We’ll have special events and contests throughout the year, so be sure to visit our library website at www.valleylibrary.ca, or look for feature posts each month on our new library blog site, RenewYourCuriosity.ca.

Featured storytellers

January 2017

Robert Munsch

February 2017

André Alexis

March 2017

Mariko & Jillian Tamaki

April 2017

Ron & Sandra Lightburn

May 2017

Christy Ann Conlin

June 2017

Julie Flett

July 2017

Marie-Louise Gay

August 2017

Jon Klassen

September 2017

Lawrence Hill

October 2017

Jeff Lemire

November 2017

Sydney Smith 

December 2017

Ami McKay