Nanaimo author Susan Juby nominated for the Amy Mathers Teen Book Award

NANAIMO - Nanaimo's Susan Juby receives nomination for her book The Truth Commission in the Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards.

Nanaimo author Susan Juby has been nominated for the Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards' Amy Mathers Teen Book Award.

Nanaimo author Susan Juby is a finalist for the Amy Mathers Teen Book Award.

The award is one of eight given annually by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. The finalists were selected by a jury.

Juby was nominated for The Truth Commission. She is one of five authors contending for the prize.

According to the jury notes provided in the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s press release Juby’s book “delivers a thoughtful reflection on the nature of truth in a package that is smart and funny and utterly original” and is a “heartfelt, beautiful, tragic, funny and utterly delightful read.”

The other authors contenting for the award are Holly Bodger for her book 5 to 1, Erin Bow for The Scorpion Rules, Stephanie Tromly for Trouble is a Friend of Mine and Emil Sher for Young Man With Camera.

The winner of the Amy Mathers Teen Book Award receives $5,000. The winners will be announced during a gala event at the Carlu in Toronto, Ont. on Nov. 17.

For more information please go to http://bookcentre.ca.

Just Posted

Tour de Rock ready to start making its way down Vancouver Island

Tour de Rock takes place Sept. 21 to Oct. 4

Nanaimo high school students cut class to attend climate action rally

Extinction Rebellion Nanaimo rally raises awareness, demands action against climate change

Public meeting will explore ideas to battle addiction and crime in Nanaimo

Organizers call for treatment centres, accountability for crimes, citizens’ task force

VIU students empowered to ‘shift the vote’ this election

VIU Students’ Union, B.C. Federation of Students launch ‘Our Time is Now’ campaign

Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidates ‘disappointed’ with prime minister over blackface

Situation a ‘nightmare’ for Trudeau and the Liberals, says VIU professor

PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action

Many demonstaers were kids and teens who skipped school to take part

Beefs & Bouquets, Sept. 19

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com

Nanaimo athletes earn gold, silver, bronze at 55-Plus B.C. Games

Huge contingent of local participants competed in largest-ever 55-Plus B.C. Games in Kelowna

Nanaimo beekeepers take down nest of giant hornets

One nest eradicated at Robins Park, but there are still Asian giant hornets around

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

U.S.’s largest retailer points to ‘growing’ complications in federal, state and local regulations

Former B.C. lifeguard gets house arrest for possession of child porn

Cees Vanderniet of Grand Forks will serve six months of house arrest, then two years’ probation

Crown alleges resentment of ex-wife drove Oak Bay father to kill his daughters

Patrick Weir alleged in his closing arguments that Andrew Berry is responsible for the deaths of his daughters

‘I’d do it again,’ says B.C. man who swam naked, drunk in Toronto shark tank

David Weaver, of Nelson, was drunk when he went to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Oct. 12 2018

How to react to Trudeau’s racist photos? With humility, B.C. prof says

‘We are now treating racism as a crime that you cannot recover from’

Most Read