April 29, 2012

2012 Manitoba Book Award winners announced!

The winners of the Manitoba Book Awards which are administered by the Manitoba Writers’ Guild and the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers were announced yesterday at a gala at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain.

Congratulations to all winners of the Manitoba Book Awards which cover thirteen categories of which only one is exclusively for books for younger readers, the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award, in two categories.


The winner of the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award in the Younger Category is...
S is for Scientists: A Discovery Alphabet 
by Larry Verstraete
Sleeping Bear Press

Take a trip through the alphabet covering a wide variety of fields and specific scientists.


The winner of the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award in the Older Category is...
    Tori by Design 
    by Colleen Nelson
    Great Plains Teen Fiction

    Tori's dream of following a career in fashion design comes closer to reality when her family moves from Winnipeg to New York City for her father's job.  Though life in the big city is very different and some sacrifices have to be made, Tori embraces new opportunities, meets new people, and aims for an internship at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology, while dealing with obstacles in her and her family's lives.

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