In which a girl with pointed ears and crazy hair gets her own plaque

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Last year I received the exciting news that the first book in my Kendra Kandlestar series, The Box of Whispers, would be a part of the Reading Lights literacy initiative, in which plaques featuring children’s books by BC authors and illustrators  are installed on lamp posts near parks, playgrounds, schools, and libraries throughout the city of Vancouver. This week, the actual plaque was installed at Alma Park near 12th & Dunbar on the west side of the city.

The Reading Lights program represents an exciting collaboration between the Vancouver Public Library and the Children’s Writers and Illustrators of B.C. Society. The first set of twenty Reading Lights plaques were installed in January 2016 and another wave is set to come out in 2018.

Check out the official Reading Lights website, where you can view an interactive map of all the plaques installed for both Phase 1 and 2 of the project. You can even download the map to take with you as you go on a kid-lit hunt!

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3 thoughts on “In which a girl with pointed ears and crazy hair gets her own plaque

  1. Oh Lee that is so exciting. Maybe if we can make it to Vancouver this summer we can go see it with you and Marcie.

    Love mom

  2. What a great idea–a character hunt through the community! Much better than hunting Pokémon characters (but then, I never understood Pokémon’s appeal. Probably it is my loss.) Congratulations on having your creation immortalized in a literary wanted poster!

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