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 and 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. Tundra would like to congratulate Susin Nielsen!
We are All Made of Molecules
Written by Susin Nielsen
Hardcover | 256 Pages
Thirteen-year-old Stewart Inkster is academically brilliant but “ungifted” socially. Fourteen-year-old Ashley Anderson is the undisputed “It” girl of grade nine, but her marks stink. Their worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. “The Brady Bunch” it isn’t. Stewart is trying to be 89.9% happy about it, but Ashley is 110% horrified. She already has to hide the truth behind her parents’ divorce; “Spewart” could further threaten her position at the top of the social ladder. They are complete opposites. And yet, no matter their differences, they share one thing in common: they–like the rest of us–are all made of molecules.
Congratulations to the other shortlisted authors:
Delusion Road by Don Aker
The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong
An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet
Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
Mad Miss Mimic by Sarah Henstra
The Truth Commission by Susan Juby
The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson
Calvin by Martine Leavitt
Boo by Neil Smith
Thank you to the jury members for their dedication and hard work! 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.