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 June 30th, 2017.
Please not that the prize must be picked up at an Annapolis Valley Regional Library Branch
Click on a link below to visit www.valleylibrary.ca. Sign in with your AVRL library card, place a hold, and have a copy sent to the Valley Library of your choice.
Lii yiiboo nayaapiwak lii swer : l’alfabet di Michif = Owls see clearly at night
We all count : a book of Cree numbers
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.