Becky Citra

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Recognition & Awards

The Canadian Childrens Book Centre
Ontario Library Association Award
Rocky Mountain Book Award
  New from Becky Citra

Rachel Bird has won the 2023 Whippoorwill Award

An unexpectedly buoyant tale of loss and healing

Kirkus Review

Rachel Bird is a beautifully written multilayered story. The author perfectly captures the voice of a young teenage girl . . . a perfect summer read.

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Quill and Qire

New Book Rachel Bird

As fifteen year old Rachel unravels the hidden truths of a devastating night, she is faced with more disturbing questions. Why does her grandfather stay hidden in his room? What really happened to Uncle Jimmy? And the most important question of all: who was the mysterious Stephanie?

Second Story Press

Pub Date: 
May 3, 2022

$ 11.99  Digital Book
$ 14.95  Print Book   


I READ CANADA DAY FEB 17, 2021   [YouTube Video]

* Finding Grace is the winner of the 2015/2016 Red    Cedar Award   [Read more]
* Finding Grace was a finalist for the 2015 Sheila Egoff    Children's Literature Prize  [Read more]
* If only has been nominated for the 2014 SheliaEgoff     Childrens Literature Prize.  [Read more]
* Missing is a Silver Birch Honour Book.  [Read more]
   CEDAR AWARD.  [Read more]
* Missing is the winner of the 2013 SYRC Diamond    Willow Award.  [Read more]
* Missing has been chosen by the Ontario Library    Association Best Bets Committee for 2011 as a top    ten Canadian Junior Fiction!  [Read more]
* Missing has gone Pan-European! The novel will be    translated into six European languages!  [Read more]
* Sam's Ride has been chosen for The Bank
   Street College of Education Best Books of the
   Year List.  [Read more]

April, 2022 

Zoom presentation with Mr. Duren’s grade 5 class at Fayette School, Missouri, USA

March, 2022 

Zoom presentation Grade 5 to 8, Souris School, Souris, Manitoba

Feb. 2022 

Zoom presentation Grade 1 to 4, Souris School, Souris, Manitoba

May 2021 

Zoom presentation with Mr. Duren’s grade 5 class at Fayette School in Missouri, USA

Feb 17, 2021 

I Read World Read Aloud Day

Feb 3, 2021 

International Read Aloud Day Presentations with grade K-3 students and grade 4-6 students at The Hammond School, New York City, New York, USA

March 16, 2019 

Book Launch for Murder at the St. Alice at the Agassiz-Harrison Museum

Press Release
  Interview with Red Cedar Readers »»

A Conversation
Between Authors

Twenty-one Ideas
to Use The Enchanted Theater series

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