Canadian Titles Recognized at Youth Media Awards

Canadian authors and illustrators received recognition at the 2020 Youth Media Awards in Philadelphia this morning.

  • Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (USA: First Second, Canada: Groundwood Book Publishers), was selected as a Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book for excellence in literature written for young adults.
  • High School by Sara Quin and Tegan Quin (MCD) was selected as an Alex Award Winner, for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences.
  • Like A Love Story by Abdi Nazemian (Balzer + Bray) was named a Stonewall Book Award Honor Book.
  • Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom by Teresa Robeson, illustrated by Rebecca Huang (Sterling Children’s Books), won the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, Picture Book. Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed, illustrated by Anoosha Syed (Salaam Reads), was the honor title for the same category.
  • Birdsong by Julie Flett (Greystone Kids) was named an American Indian Youth Literature Award Honor Book, Picture Book category.
  • The Grizzly Mother by Hetxw’ms Gyetxq and illustrated by Natasha Donovan (Highwater Press) was named an American Indian Youth Literature Award, Middle Grade Honor Book.
  • Surviving the City by Tasha Spillett and illustrated by Natasha Donovan (Highwater Press) was selected as an American Indian Youth Literature award Young Adult Honor Book.

Read the complete list of nominees here.

Congratulations to the authors, illustrators and publishers!