This year, a new special award was created, exclusively dedicated to children. The grade 4 and 5 class from collège International Marie de France in Montreal received this award, intended to encourage classes to work together as a team with teachers to put together a book.
For the presentation of the award, French Ambassador Kareen Rispal met with students from l’école Charlotte-Lemieux and l’école Marie Curie. Aged 8 to 9, these children came on a field trip to Ottawa for the event and even got to talk to the Ambassador about her profession.
In the days following the event, Adèle Pédrola met with students from l’école Mauril Bélanger and lycée Claudel to discuss her book “Et si la nuit…” and the writing profession today. It was an important moment of sharing and mutual learning.