White Pine Award announces nominees


the story of owen ek johnstonThe Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading announced the nominees for its White Pine Award. The White Pine Award honors the best of Canada’s recent young adult titles and is voted on by students who have read at least six of the nominated titles.

The titles nominated are All the Rage by Courtney Summers, The Art of Getting Stared At by Laura Langston, The Bodies We Wear by Jeyn Roberts, Delusion Road by Don Aker, The Outside Circle by Patti Boucane-Benson, Rabbit Ears by Maggie De Vries, A Sense of the Infinite by Hilary T. Smith, Soldier Doll by Jennifer Gold, The Story of Owen by E.K. Johnston, and The Troop by Nick Cutter.

Last year’s winner was Eve Silver’s Rush.

Who would you pick to win? Sound off in the comments below!

[EDIT] We initially said that All the Rage was notable for being challenged earlier in the year; it was another novel by Summers that was challenged. We apologize for the error and promise to stop writing posts at midnight.

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1 Comment

  1. Looks like a great batch of books, but I’m rooting for the Story of Owen! It was a Moonbeam Award winner in 2014, and it’s such a great fantasy story! I particularly loved the narrator – she’s smart and she uses her brains to help Owen in her own right. Plus, there are dragons!