Marsha Skrypuch wins 2014 MYRCA

Marsha Skrypuch’s Making Bombs for Hitler (Scholastic Canada) is the winner of the 2014 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award (MYRCA). This award aims to promote reading and Canadian literature by giving young people the opportunity to vote for their favourite Canadian book from an annual preselected list. The books are nominated based on their quality and reader appeal. Gordon Korman’s Ungifted (Scholastic Canada) and Joanne Levy’s Small Medium at Large (Bloomsbury/Penguin) were named the 2014 honour books.

The nominees for the 2015 MYRCA list are listed below.

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest – Charles de Lint (Little, Brown)
The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden – Jill MacLean (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Home Ice Advantage – Tom Earle (HarperCollins)
Loki’s Wolves – K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr (Little, Brown)
The Metro Dogs of Moscow – Rachelle Delaney (Puffin)
Morven and the Horse Clan – Luanne Armstrong (Great Plains)
The Oathbreaker’s Shadow – Amy McCulloch (Doubleday)
The Phantom’s Gold – Eric Murphy (Dancing Cat Books)
Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff – Robert Paul Weston (Puffin)
Red River Stallion – Troon Harrison (Bloomsbury)
Running Scared – Beverley Terrell – Deutsch (Red Deer Press)
Sabotage – Karen Autio (Sono Nis Press)
Scare Scape – Sam Fisher (Scholastic)
The Spotted Dog Last Seen – Jessica Scott Kerrin (Groundwood Books)
Ultra – David Carroll (Scholastic)
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B – Teresa Toten (Doubleday)
Urgle – Meaghan McIsaac (Dancing Cat Books)
Whatever Doesn’t Kill You – Elizabeth Wennick (Orca)

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