The short-list for The National Chapter of Canada IODE Violet Downey Book Award, valued at $5,000, has been selected from among submitted books published in Canada in 2012. The Award is offered annually for the best young children’s English language book containing at least 500 words of text. The winner will be announced at IODE Canada’s 113th National Annual Meeting being held at the Carriage House Inn in Calgary, Alberta on 31 May 2013. The five Canadian authors short-listed for this Award are:
· Enemy Territory, written by Sharon E. McKay. Published by Annick Press.
· My Name is Parvana, written by Deborah Ellis. Published by Groundwood Books.
· One Year in Coal Harbour, written by Polly Horvath. Published by Groundwood Books.
· The Green Man, written by Michael Bedard. Published by Tundra Books.
· Yesterday's Dead, written by Pat Bourke. Published by Second Story Press.
IODE Canada is a national women’s charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals through education support, community service and citizenship programs.
For a list of past winners or for more information about IODE, please visit www.iode.ca. For further information about The National Chapter of Canada IODE Violet Downey Book Award, please contact Committee Chair Linda Dennis at 416-487-4416 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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