You're browsing through the monthly Loan Stars Top Picks lists, or the Loan Stars catalogues, and a maple leaf or Canadian flag catches your eye.
Why is it there? It has one simple purpose: to mark Canadian-authored titles. We love spreading the news about Canadian authors with this icon, and it comes as no surprise that library staff have also shown their love and support for Canadian talent.
Of the 170 Loan Stars Top Picks (that's 17 lists, from May 2016 to October 2017), more than a third of the titles have been Canadian-authored. That's a whopping 64 books, or 36% of the list. You can check out our Goodreads shelf of all the Canadian-authored Loan Stars Top Picks to find some great CanLit to add to your reading list.