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CLA 2015 Young Adult Book Award Shortlist

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The Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2015 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 2014 that appeals to young adults between the ages of 13 and 18.

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The Art of Getting Stared At

by Laura Langston
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: adolescence, diseases, illnesses & injuries, self-esteem & self-reliance

 A coming-of-age story that exposes the struggle we all face to accept ourselves for who we are.
     After a school video she produced goes viral, sixteen-year-old Sloane is given a chance for a film school scholarship. She has less than two weeks to produce a second video, and she's determined to do it. Unfortunately, she must work with Isaac Al …

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The Gospel Truth

by Caroline Pignat
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: civil war period (1850-1877), 19th century, novels in verse
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The Death Of Us

by Alice Kuipers
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: friendship, dating & sex

A recovered friendship, a dark secret, and a love triangle with a deadly angle…
Callie is shocked when her friend Ivy reappears after an unexplained three-year absence, but the girls pick up where they left off, and suddenly Callie's summer is full of parties, boys and fun. Beneath the surface, things aren't what they seem, however, and when a ha …

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Twisted

by Lisa Harrington
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: depression & mental illness, mental illness, thrillers & suspense, siblings

In the wake of her mother’s death, Lyssa Thomson flees her oppressive stepfather and heads for Halifax intent on attending university and leaving her past behind. But things don’t go as planned and with nowhere to turn she’s forced to reconnect with her estranged step brother, Aidan. After finding some discarded medication, she quickly realiz …

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This One Summer

created by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 17
tagged: friendship, girls & women

Winner of the Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration

Rose and Windy are summer friends whose families have visited Awago Beach for as long as they can remember. But this year is different, and they soon find themselves tangled in teen love and family crisis. From the creators of Skim comes an investigation into the mysterious world of …

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What We Hide

by Marthe Jocelyn
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: love & romance, short stories

Americans Jenny and her brother Tom are off to England. Tom to university to dodge the Vietnam draft, Jenny to be the new girl at Illington Hall, which the students call Ill Hall. This is Jenny's chance to finally be special and stand out, so when she arrives she tells everybody a lie. But in the small world of Ill Hall, everyone has secrets. Jenny …

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Moon at Nine

by Deborah Ellis
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook Paperback
  • age: 13 to 19
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: middle east, self-esteem & self-reliance, homosexuality

Based on interviews with a young woman forced to flee Iran because of her sexual orientation, Moon at Nine is a tense and riveting novel that shines a light on an issue of social injustice that continues to this day. Fifteen-year-old Farrin has grown up with secrets: ten years after the overthrow of the Shah, her aristocratic mother is still workin …

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Rabbit Ears

by Maggie de Vries
edition: Paperback
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A brave and unflinching look at one vulnerable young woman living on the streets of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Kaya is adopted, multiracial, grieving the death of her father—and carrying a painful secret. Feeling ill at ease with her family and in her own skin, she runs away repeatedly, gradually disappearing into a life of addiction and sex …