Wednesday, 6 March 2013

2013 IODE Violet Downey Book Award Shortlist

The National Chapter of Canada IODE (Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire), a women's charitable organization, has been offering Violet Downey Book Award since 1985.  This award of $3000 is offered annually for the best English language book for children up to age 13 containing at least 500 words of text published in Canada in the previous year and selected from submitted books. 

The shortlisted books for the National Chapter of Canada 2013 Violet Downey Book Award have just been announced.  The five finalists are:
Enemy Territory 
by Sharon E. McKay
Annick Press
184 pp.
Ages 9-12

My Name is Parvana 
by Deborah Ellis
Groundwood Books
201 pp.
Ages 10-13
One Year in Coal Harbour 
by Polly Horvath
Groundwood Books
216 pp.
Ages 10-14

Yesterday's Dead 
by Pat Bourke
Second Story Press
249 pp.
Ages 10+

The Green Man 
by Michael Bedard
Tundra Books
304 pp.
Ages 11-14

The winner will be announced at IODE Canada’s 113th National Annual Meeting being held at the Carriage House Inn in Calgary, Alberta on May 31, 2013.

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