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Daughters of Light

Posted on November 5 by Mary Jennifer Payne in Teens

Smith shakes her head sadly. “Your resistance defies logic, Jasmine. A population of only a few

hundred thousand will ensure that the Earth’s remaining resources are protected. Think of the

animals, the birds, the insects that will be saved by our reducing the destruction that

overpopulation has wrought.”

 

 

A very strange thing happened between the time I began writing the opening pages of Finding

Sadia and Stowaway Award and Nomination

An Award Win and Nomination for Two YA Titles!

Posted on October 18 by Dundurn Guest in Awards, Fiction, Kids, Teens

Dundurn Press is excited to announce that Sadia by Colleen Nelson has won the High Plains Book Award in the YA category!

Sadia follows 15-year-old Sadia Ahmed as she struggles to navigate high school, her passion for basketball, and her Muslim faith, as well as finding the courage to stand up for herself in the face of discrimination. Booklist called Sadia “compelling and relevant,” and in 2019 the book was both nominated for the Forest of Reading’s 2019 Red Maple Award and won the 2019 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award.

October 15, 2018 – Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce that Sadia by Colleen Nelson has been nominated for the Forest of Reading Red Maple Award.

Sadia follows 15-year-old Sadia Ahmed as she struggles to navigate high school, her passion for basketball, and her Muslim faith. When the opportunity to play on an elite basketball team might mean having to remove her hijab, Sadia must find the courage to stand up for herself in the face of discrimination.

October 15, 2018 – Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce that Tracker’s Canyon by Pam Withers has been nominated for the Forest of Reading Red Maple Award.

Tracker’s Canyon follows 16-year-old Tristan, a skilled climber and tracker. When his father goes missing, Tristan decides to venture out into Swallow Canyon and find him, but things take a turn when Tristan realizes he may have walked into a trap!

School Library Journal calls Tracker’s Canyon “a great choice for filling the dearth of realistic adventure novels for the middle-school crowd.”

When I write, it is often to process and rationalize some troubling factor of the world to myself. So it was with Body Swap. Years ago I read about a tragic accident in the local newspaper. An 86 year-old driver had backed up over a 15 year-old in our mall parking lot during Christmas break and killed her. She claimed her car had accelerator issues which the garage had failed to resolve. The judge must have agreed, as she was back driving the next month.

It’s that time of year again: back to school.

And what if inclusivity and anti-bullying were the new fashionable accessories for fall?

The popular fashion brand Hollister recently announced a cool collaboration with recording artists Khalid and Noah Cyrus to promote these topics in connection with a fun advertising campaign, because anti-bullying and inclusivity are now back in style.

It’s hip and it’s on point.

And that’s what Clementine Liu, the main character of my new novel, Bonjour Girl, believes too.

We’d just bought a cabin on a small island off the west coast of Vancouver, British Columbia, and it had a dock.

The contract concerning the dock had this line: “Section 6.1c, Moorage Law Covenants: You must provide without compensation temporary accommodation to any vessel that is disabled or that seeks shelter in weather conditions that would render it unseaworthy.”

June 18, 2018―YA novel Blood Brothers by Winnipeg-based author Colleen Nelson has won the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award in the Older Category. The award was given out at the 30th annual Manitoba Book Awards Friday night, hosted by CTV personality Rachel Lagacé at the Robert B. Schultz Theatre in St. John’s College at the University of Manitoba.

 

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