ForeWord Reviews‘ Book of the Year Awards were established to bring increased attention to librarians and booksellers of the literary and graphic achievements of independent publishers and their authors. The decisions are based on editorial excellence, professional production, originality of the narrative, author credentials relative to the book, and the value the book adds to its genre.
Tundra would like to congratulate our finalists and winners for an outstanding job!
Young Adult Fiction
Written by Pam Withers
Hardcover | 272 pages
Brisk, snappy language, an exotic setting and a socially-conscious tale of adventure well told – First Descent is a solid recommendation for adventure lovers of any age or gender.” – Canadian Children’s Book News
The Dragon Turn: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Fifth Case
Written by Shane Peacock
Hardcover | 240 pages
“…The mystery is well-paced, full of night-time thrills and shady characters, and our fallible hero … hopefully Shane Peacock isn’t done with his youthful protagonist yet.” – Excellent, Resource Links
Other winners in this category: Brooklyn, Burning and Drummer Girl.
Young Adult Nonfiction
Five Thousand Years of Slavery
Written by Marjorie Gann and Janet Willen
Hardcover | 176 pages
“[Gann and Willen] … have written an invaluable work that sets slavery into a much larger continuum that predates recorded history and continues even today in all parts of the world…. Gann and Willen are engaging storytellers…. Five Thousand Years of Slavery deserves a widespread distribution in school and public libraries.” – Highly Recommended, CM Magazine
Other winners in this category: Beyond Bullets, World Without Fish, and Law Made Fun through Harry Potter’s Adventures