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PRESS RELEASE
Monday, March 03, 2008


Canadian Library Association/ Association canadienne des bibliothèques  Announces 2008 Young Adult Book Award Shortlist


The Young Adult Services Interest Group of the Canadian Library Association/ Association canadienne des bibliothèques  is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2008 Young Adult Book Award.

This award recognizes an author of an outstanding English-language Canadian work of fiction (novel, collection of short stories or graphic novel), published in 2007, that appeals to young adults between the ages of 13 and 18.

The winner of the award, and the Honour Books, will be announced prior to the CLA/ACB National Conference and Tradeshow to be held in Vancouver, in May 21- 24.  The award will be presented at the conference on May 22.

The finalists for the 2008 CLA Young Adult Book Award, in alphabetical order by author, are:

The Space Between by Don Aker (HarperCollins)
Mistik Lake by Martha Brooks (Groundwood Books)
For Now by Gayle Friesen (Kids Can Press)
The Corps of the Bare-Boned Plane by Polly Horvath (Groundwood Books)
How It Happened in Peach Hill by Marthe Jocelyn (Tundra Books)
Another Kind of Cowboy by Susan Juby (HarperCollins)
Retribution by Carrie Mac (Penguin)
Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock (Tundra Books)
Into the Ravine by Richard Scrimger (Tundra Books)
Better than Blonde by Teresa Toten (Penguin)

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the 2007-2008 CLA Young Adult Book Award Committee:

Jessica Cammer, Regina Public Library, Chair
Thomas Long, Vancouver Public Library
Elsa Ngan, Toronto Public Library
Lisa Doucet, Woozles Children’s Book Store, Halifax
Carol Rigby, Contract Cataloguer, Iqaluit, Nunavut


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For more information contact:
Jessica Cammer, 306-777-6041

 


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