Ontario Library Association
Golden Oak Award


The Golden Oak Award is voted on by new readers in adult literacy programs for their favourite book or audiobook by a Canadian author.

indicates a review is available for that book


  • Cindy Watson – Out of Darkness: The Jeff Healey Story

Also shortlisted:

  • Gordon Lightfoot, Ian Wallace – Canadian Railroad Trilogy
  • Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, Liz Amini-Holmes – Fatty Legs
  • Kathy Stinson – Highway of Heroes
  • Deborah Ellis – No Safe Place
  • Janet Wilson – Our Earth: How Kids Are Saving the Planet
  • Brenda Chapman – The Second Wife
  • Jody Nyasha Warner, Richard Rudnicki – Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged



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Added 14 July 2013.
Updated 14 July 2013.