Frye Academy

Battle of the books for students from Grade 9 to Grade 12

Frye Academy jury members read and debate four contemporary Canadian books, two in English and two in French, and vote for their favourite.

The winning author is then invited to the Frye Festival to receive their prize and meet the jury.

The books are offered for free to all jury members, who
must in turn read them and  participate in the debates
as well as the meet the author. Debates and the author
meeting take place on Zoom.

Program Schedule

November 19, 2020 – Deadline for registration

November 28, 2020 – First meeting: Ice breaking activities, presentation of the schedule, program, and shortlisted books.
January 16, 2021 – Debate: Shuni by 
Naomi Fontaine and I've Been Meaning to Tell You by David Chariandy.
February 20, 2021 –  Debate: Ta mort à moi by 
David Goudreault and Break in Case of Emergency by Brian Francis.

by Naomi Fontaine

I've Been Meaning to Tell You 
by David Chariandy



Ta mort à moi
by David Goudreault

Break in Case of Emergency
by Brian Francis