May 6, 2013

Alan Woo's Maggie's Chopsticks Wins Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize



The Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop is pleased to announce that long-time Asian Canadian literary supporter and ACWW member Alan Woo has been awarded the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize for his latest children's book Maggie’s Chopsticks.  Illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant and published by Kids Can Press
Maggie’s Chopsticks is about poor Maggie's struggles to master her chopsticks — it seems nearly everyone around the dinner table has something to say about the “right” way to hold them.   But when Father reminds her not to worry about everyone else, Maggie finally gets a grip on an important lesson. Alan Woo was born in England and grew up in Vancouver. His work has been published in RicePaper magazine and Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine. Isabelle Malenfant lives and works in MontrĂ©al with her family. She loves the creation of characters and sensitive stories, which are sometimes funny, sometimes dark.