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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Canadian Library Association announces 2010 Young Adult Book Award shortlist

The Young Adult Services Interest Group of the Canadian Library Association is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2010 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 2009, 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 Canadian Library Association National Conference and Trade Show. The award will be presented at the conference in Edmonton, Alberta on June 3, 2010. The finalists for the 2010 CLA Young Adult Book Award, in alphabetical order by author, are:

* Poster Boy by Dede Crane (Groundwood)
* Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant (Alfred A. Knopf)
* Not Suitable for Family Viewing by Vicki Grant (HarperCollins)
* Haunted by Barbara Haworth-Attard (HarperCollins)
* Girl on the Other Side by Deborah Kerbel (Dundurn)
* Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston (HarperCollins)
* The Gryphon Project by Carrie Mac (Puffin)
* Dragon Seer by Janet McNaughton (HarperCollins)
* Vanishing Girl by Shane Peacock (Tundra)
* The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade (HarperCollins)

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