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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 1, 2016, Ottawa: The Canadian Library Association is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2016 Young Adult Book Award. The award is generously sponsored by Library Services Centre.

This award recognizes an author of an outstanding English-language Canadian work of fiction (novel, collection of short stories or graphic novel), published in 2015, 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 National Canadian Library Association Conference. The award will be presented at the conference in Ottawa, ON in June at the annual awards reception.

The finalists for the 2016 CLA Young Adult Book Award, in alphabetical order by author, are:

Delusion Road, by Don Aker (Harper Collins)
The Masked Truth, by Kelley Armstrong (Penguin Random House)
An Inheritance of Ashes, by Leah Bobet (Scholastic Canada)
Scorpion Rules, by Erin Bow (Simon & Schuster)
Mad Miss Mimic, by Sarah Henstra (Penguin Random House)
The Truth Commission, by Susan Juby (Penguin Random House)
The Outside Circle, by Patti LaBoucane-Benson (Groundwood)
Calvin, by Martine Leavitt (Groundwood)
We are All Made of Molecules, by Susin Nielsen (Penguin Random House)
Boo, by Neil Smith (Penguin Random House)

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the 2015-2016 CLA Young Adult Book Award Jury:

  • Carmelita Cechetto-Shea, Chair, Library Support Consultant, Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board
  • Allison Hall-Murphy, Collection Development Librarian, Ottawa Public Library
  • Elizabeth Coates, Manager-Branch Operations, Kingston Frontenac Public Library
  • Ann Foster, Branch Supervisor, Saskatoon Public Library
  • Natalie Schembri, Casual Librarian, West Vancouver Memorial Library, North Vancouver City Library, & Port Moody Public Library

The Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques is Canada’s largest national and broad-based library association, representing the interests of public, academic, school and special libraries, professional librarians and library workers, and all those concerned about enhancing the quality of life of Canadians through information and literacy.

For more information about this award, please contact Carmelita Cechetto-Shea at cshea@gnspes.ca

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About CLA:
The Canadian Library Association is Canada’s largest national and broad-based library association, representing the interests of public, academic, school and special libraries, professional librarians and library workers, and all those concerned about enhancing the quality of life of Canadians through information and literacy. For more information please visit: www.cla.ca.

For more information on the CLA Book Awards, contact:
Agnieszka Arkuszewski
Office Manager and Executive Assistant
Email: info (at) cla.ca   


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