Stockpile some brand new books for the chilly months ahead—we’re giving away Cherie Dimaline’s Empire of Wild and Catherine Hernandez’s I Promise to one lucky reader!

In Empire of Wild, Joan’s been searching for her lost husband, Victor, for over a year. But when she sees him again, he doesn’t recognize her at all, and he insists he isn’t who she thinks he is. I Promise is a gorgeously illustrated children’s book about how all LGBTQ2S families start—with the promise to love a child. Both Dimaline and Hernandez will be presenting their books at the Word on the Street Festival at Harbourfront Centre September 21-22. 

The festival, now in its thirtieth year, offers you unparalleled access to both renowned and emerging authors, giving you first dibs on their latest work. This year’s festival has programming for ALL ages; from Teen Reads: Complicated Love w/ S.K. Ali and Tanaz Bhathena; to Sharon and Bram’s Skinnamarink; to panels on writing in the #MeToo era. You can check out the whole schedule of events here

Feeling lucky? There are a few ways to win:

TWITTER: Tweet, “YES @shedoesthecity, hook me up with new books by @torontoWOTS authors @cherie_dimaline + @theloudlady #WordOnTheStreet”