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Podcast Episode 24

Writing for Young Readers

Featuring Kenneth Oppel and Deborah Ellis

Writing for Young Readers

Featuring Kenneth Oppel and Deborah Ellis
Deborah Ellis
Kenneth Oppel - Photo by Mark Raynes Roberts

November 20 is Universal Children’s Day and the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child. To celebrate we are launching our fourth Republic of Childhood season with an exciting program of interviews of writers by students, conversations with young activists and innovative educators weighing in on amplifying the voices and concerns of children and youth.  


This episode of the podcast celebrates two of Canada’s most acclaimed writers for young readers. Governor General’s Award winner Kenneth Oppel takes questions from Ottawa students about his latest,   Hatch, book two of the Bloom Trilogy and Governor General's Award winner Deborah Ellis discusses her new novel, The Greats, with Alan Cumyn, winner of winner of the Mr. Christie’s Book Award for children’s literature.




Suitable for young writers aged 13+, this event is presented by Republic Of Childhood.




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