My blogging hiatus is finally over! I received over 100 submissions for the canadian library association young adult book award and we are done reading. Now we have an excellent short-list that we have voted for and will narrow down to a winner. I will save these reviews for last but there were plenty of great books that didn’t make the cut. Anytime I mention YABA in a review you know the book is Canadian. it’s been great reading novels with familiar settings, values and dialects.
For those of you outside of Canada you may be surprised to learn that some of the books you love were written or published here.
Here’s the official shortlist