2017 Award Winners and Nominees

We’re very pleased to share that a number of Second Story titles were recognized over the past year by several awards committees. Congratulations to all of our authors and illustrators whose books were nominated, honoured, or won in 2017!

I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland

  • 2018 Silver Birch Express Award Finalist (Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading)
  • 2017 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award Finalist
  • 2018 Red Cedar Award for Information Book Finalist (British Columbia's Young Readers' Choice Award)
  • 2018 Hackmatack Award Finalist (Atlantic Children's Choice Book Award)
  • 2018 Diamond Willow Award Finalist (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award)
  • 2018 Rocky Mountain Book Award Finalist (Alberta's Children's Choice Book Award)
  • 2017 Information Book Award Finalist

The Mask That Sang by Susan Currie

  • 2017 CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature Honour Book
  • 2018 Hackmatack Award Finalist (Atlantic Children’s Choice Book Award)

The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie

  • 2017 Saskatchewan Book Awards – Young Adult Literature Award Winner, and Fiction Award and Book of the Year Award Finalist
  • 2017 High Plains Book Award – Young Adult Book Winner 2018 White Pine Award Nominee (Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading)
  • 2018 Snow Willow Award Finalist (Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Award)

Freedom's Just Another Word by Caroline Stellings

  • 2017 Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People
  • 2017 Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award for Fiction Finalist

Marion Dewar: A Life of Action by Deborah Gorham

  • 2017 Alison Prentice Award for Best Book on Women’s History in Ontario Winner
  • 2017 Ottawa Book Awards – English Non-Fiction Finalist

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