"We, humans, are unique as a storytelling species. We perceive the world in narrative form and literacy is one of the most important gifts we teach our children. The Rocky Mountain Book Award is an excellent program for developing literacy because it encourages young adults to read a variety of genres by Canadian authors and helps them cultivate and sustain their love of reading.
Associate Professor of Education
University of Lethbridge
The Rocky Mountain Book Award invites students and educators to participate in our readers' choice program. This program is designed to stimulate the reading interests of students in grades 4 - 7. The Rocky Mountain Book Award is an Alberta based program designed to connect young readers with exemplary Canadian literature.