The shortlist for the National Chapter of Canada IODE Violet Downey Book Award has been selected and announced. Congratulations to Susan Laidlaw and Andrew H. Vanderwal!
An Infidel in Paradise
Written by S. J. Laidlaw
Hardcover | 320 Pages | Ages 12+
“Laidlaw, a globetrotting social worker, puts her firsthand knowledge of faraway lands and cultures to good use in this exciting tale of a Canadian teen’s encounters with some of the best and worst features of a radically different society. Emma’s first-person, present-tense narration is realistic and compelling.” — VOYA Magazine
Death of a King
Written by Andrew H. Vanderwal
Hardcover | 304 Pages | Ages 10+
“This action-packed historical fantasy, with its breakneck pace, numerous brief chapters, and multiple chases and battles, is perfect for male and reluctant readers, as well as fantasy and historical fiction fans…. The historical details here are impressive.….” — VOYA Magazine
Congratulations to all of the shortlisted authors:
- Namesake by Sue MacLeod
- The Power of Harmony by Jan L. Coates
- September 17th by Amanda West Lewis
The winner will be announced to the public at the 114th IODE National Annual Meeting on May 30, 2014. The winning author will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and will be invited to attend the award ceremony in London, Ontario.
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.