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Graffiti Knight wins CLA’s 2014 Young Adult Book of the Year Award

Apr
19
2014

Graffiti Knight wins CLA’s 2014 Young Adult Book of the Year Award

The Canadian Library Association / Association Canadienne des Bibliothèques has announced the 2014 Young Adult Book Award winner and Honour Book for books published in 2013. Established in 1980, the Young Adult Book Award recognizes an author of an outstanding Canadian English-language work of fiction (novel or collection of short stories) that appeals to young adults between the ages of 13 and 18.

The  Winner of the 2014 Young Adult Book of the Year is Karen Bass, author of Graffiti Knight , published by Pajama Press.   Of the book, the jury notes: “ This historical novel will capture you with its powerful and informative story of Germany after World War II. Seen through the eyes of the main character Wilm, a sixteen year old male teen who uses graffiti to illicit his thoughts and freedom of expression.”

The Honour Book is The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B written by Teresa Toten, published by Doubleday Canada.  You can borrow Graffiti Knight and The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B.

A complete list of the 2014 finalists, as well as information on past winners, is available on the CLA web site, www.cla.ca.