October 04, 2017

2017 Governor General's Literary Awards: Finalists for Young People's Literature


Today, the Canada Council for the Arts announced the finalists for the highly prestigious Governor General's Literary Awards. These will be the first GGs presented by our new Governor General, Julie Payette, who was just sworn in two days ago.

The seven categories of books, both in French and English, for which awards are given are:
  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Young People's Literature (Text)
  • Young People's Literature (Illustration)
  • Drama
  • Translation

Congratulations to the finalists 
for the literary awards of English or French language 
works for young people.


English-language: Young People's Literature (Text)


Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined
Written by Danielle Younge-Ullman
Razorbill

Reviewed here

Hit the Ground Running
Written by Alison Hughes
Orca Book Publishers

The Marrow Thieves
Written by Cherie Dimaline
Dancing Cat Books

The Way Back Home
Written by Allan Stratton
Scholastic Canada

Those Who Run in the Sky
Written by Aviaq Johnston
Inhabit Media













English-language:  Young People's Literature (Illustration)


Short Stories for Little Monsters
Written and illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
Groundwood Books

Reviewed here

The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk
Written and illustrated by Jan Thornhill
Groundwood Books

Reviewed here

Town is By the Sea
Written by Joanne Schwartz
Illustrated by Sydney Smith
Groundwood Books

Reviewed here

When the Moon Comes
Written by Paul Harbridge
Illustrated by Matt James
Tundra Books

When We Were Alone
Written by David A. Robertson
Illustrated by Julie Flett
HighWater Press













French-language: Young People's Literature (Text)

Chroniques post-apocalyptique d'une enfant sage
par Annie Bacon
Bayard Canada

L'elixir du baron Von Rezine
par K. Lambert
Éditions Pierre Tisseyre

Les moustiques
par Jocelyn Boisvert
Soulières éditeur

L'importance de Matilde Poisson
par Véronique Drouin
Bayard Canada


Moi qui marche à tâtons dans ma jeunesse noire
par Roxanne Desjardins
Les Herbes rouges










French-language: Young People's Literature (Illustration)

Azadah
par Jacques Goldstyn
Les Éditions de la Pastèque

En voiture! L'Amérique en chemin de fer
par Pascal Blanchet
Les Éditions de la Pastèque

Fred Petitchatminou
par Christiane Duchesne 
Illustré de Marion Arbona
Les Éditions de la Bagnole

La légende de Carcajou
par Renée Robitaille 
Illustré de  Slavka Kolesar
Planète rebelle

Louis parmi les spectres
par Fanny Britt 
Illustré de Isabelle Arsenault
Les Éditions de la Pastèque










Winning titles will be announced 
on November 1, 2017
and 
presented on a later date at Rideau Hall.



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