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MYRCA 2017 Nominees

The Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award (MYRCA) aims to promote reading and Canadian literature by giving young people the opportunity to vote for their favourite Canadian book from an annual selected list. Books are nominated based on their quality and reader appeal.

All young people in grades 5-8 who have read or heard read at least 3 titles from the list can vote. Voting takes place in April and the MYRCA winner is celebrated at a fall award ceremony.
For more information, visit their website www.myrca.ca or email them at myrca@myrca.ca
Follow on Twitter @MyrcAward.ca or like them on Facebook here.

This year's winner will be announced in May 2017.

The winner of the 2016 MYRCA is The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel.

Honour winners are
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang


Check out the current nominees for the 2017 MYRCA below.


This is a selection of our current MYRCA 2017 Nominees titles. To find other titles or authors, or just to browse, please use the search box.

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Stones on a Grave

- Young adult softcover

by Kathy Kacer - $14.95 - Add to Cart

Sara has never been out of the tiny town of Hope, Ontario, where she has been in an orphanage all her life. After a fire destroys the orphanage, clues about her parentage--a medical certificate and a Star of David--lead her to Germany. Despite her fears--she doesn't speak the language, she knows no one in Germany, and she's never been on an airplane--Sara arrives in Germany determined to explore her newly discovered Jewish heritage and solve the mystery of her parentage. What she encounters is a country still dealing with the aftermath of the Holocaust. With the help of a handsome, English-speaking German boy, she discovers the sad facts of her mother's brief existence and faces the horrible truth about her father. Ultimately, the knowledge she gains opens up her world and leads her to a deeper understanding of herself.    Part of the SECRETS--a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order.

Transferral

- Young adult softcover

by Kate Blair - $14.95 - Add to Cart

London, England, present day. This is the world as we know it, but with one key difference: medical science has found a way to remove diseases from the sick. The catch? They can only transfer the diseases into other living humans. The government now uses the technology to cure the innocent by infecting criminals. It is into this world that Talia Hale is born. Now sixteen and the daughter of a prime ministerial candidate, she discovers that the effort to ensure that bad things happen only to bad people has turned a once-thriving community into a slum, and has made life perilous for two new friends. When Talia's father makes an election promise to send in the police to crack down on this community, Talia can only think of how much worse things will be for her friends. Will she defy her father to protect them, even if it means costing him the election? Tranferral, the debut from Kate Blair, is a chilling look at a world gone wrong because of its efforts to do right.

We Are All Made of Molecules

- Young adult softcover

by Susin Nielsen - $12.99 - Add to Cart

Thirteen-year-old Stewart Inkster is academically brilliant but "ungifted" socially. Fourteen-year-old Ashley Anderson is the undisputed "It" girl of grade nine, but her marks stink. Their worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. "The Brady Bunch" it isn't. Stewart is trying to be 89.9% happy about it, but Ashley is 110% horrified. She already has to hide the truth behind her parents' divorce; "Spewart" could further threaten her position at the top of the social ladder. They are complete opposites. And yet, no matter their differences, they share one thing in common: they--like the rest of us--are all made of molecules.     Written in alternating voices, Susin Nielsen deftly explores family tragedy and family ties; sibling rivalry and union; and adolescent confusion and revelation.

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