Educational commitment

Prize-giving ceremony © Sandrine Boyer Engel

If it is a place of exchanges and debates for all book and music lovers, Books & Music has been since its creation a place of teaching, initiation, learning and understanding for young audiences. and school children. In a decade of intense changes in cultural practices, the festival is committed to inviting the book to schools and to working all year with teachers to prepare for a school day, to which 2500 students - from the nursery in the final year - participating this year. They come from all over Normandy to share rare moments in Deauville with the authors invited to the festival. Meetings in the form of workshops, discussions or concerts that put music and literature at the heart of the debates, but also social issues or the discovery of book professions.


Charlotte Bousquet, Where the angels fall, Gulf Stream Editions
Aurelie Gerlach, The legend of Lee-Roy Gordon, Gallimard Youth
Tristan Koegel, Bluebird, Didier Youth
Sandrine Revel, Glenn Gould, a setback, Dargaud

The price of teens, the event

The Teen Prize organized by the Deauville Books & Music Festival and the Leclerc Cultural Spaces of Normandy has become, in eight years, an unmissable event for a growing and substantial number of middle and high school students in Normandy. Each year, the attendance record in Deauville is broken. The large auditorium of the Deauville International Center is no longer enough! Key to success: a selection of books that tackle the favorite subject of the age group: music. Objective: to encourage this young audience to continue their exploration of the literary world beyond textbooks.

This literary prize, created in 2009, is intended for 3rd and 2nd year students in Normandy. The Rectorate of the Academy of Caen has chosen to join the process from the second edition. At the start of each school year, the Cultural Spaces E. Leclerc distribute in the colleges / high schools no less than 2 books. The selection of books - four in number - is established by teachers and booksellers, ensuring diversity in genres and reading levels. The texts are read, worked on in class and each student can then vote for their favorite book, in April, in the E. Leclerc Cultural Spaces. The awards ceremony for authors takes place during the school day and brings together students and authors in the large auditorium of the Deauville International Center. More intimate meetings between schoolchildren and writers follow throughout the day. The Prize is endowed with € 000. The winning book is featured in all Leclerc Cultural Spaces in France. In 1, the prize mobilized 000 voters, 2015 schools and 2600 classes.


2009: Reinhardt Kleist, Johnny Cash, a BD-Biography
2010: Paule du Bouchet, Sing Luna, a poignant novel set in the Warsaw ghetto
2011: Christian Binet, Top of the line, the adventures of a piano teacher
2012: Isabelle Duquesnoy, Constance, La fiancée de Mozart, the fictional diary of Constance Mozart
2013: Le Quellec and Ronzeau, Love is in the Air Guitar
2014: Nathalie Le Genre, Hear my heart beat
2015: Vincent Brunner, Platinum



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