Erin Bow wins Canadian Library Association literary award

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the scorpion rules erin bowErin Bow’s The Scorpion Rules won Best Book of the Year for Young Adults from the Canadian Library Association. The award recognizes the author of an outstanding Canadian book appealing to teenagers that was published in 2015 by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

In The Scorpion Rules, the Children of Peace – sons and daughters of kings and presidents and generals – are raised together and are taught to accept what may well be their fate: to die if their countries declare war.

This year’s shortlist included, among others, An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet and The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong. Winners will be presented with their awards at a luncheon on June 2.

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