Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce that Nothing but Life by Brent van Staalduinen has been nominated for the 2022 Forest of Reading White Pine Award, and Sisters of the Wolf by Patricia Miller-Schroeder have been nominated for the 2022 Forest of Reading Red Maple Award! Congratulations Brent and Patricia!
In Brent’s YA debut, Nothing but Life, a young teen must come to terms with a horrific crime and the parent he loves who committed it. Amanda Leduc, author of The Centaur's Wife, says “Nothing but Life is a gentle and yet razor-sharp look into what hurts and heals us, filled with a wisdom that permeates every sentence.”
Sisters of the Wolf tackles climate change in a prehistoric setting. Featuring two teens from different tribes, they both get separated from their families and must quickly learn to work together to make it back home. School Library Journal recommends this “for all adventure fans.”
The Forest of Reading® is Canada’s largest recreational reading program! This initiative offers ten reading programs to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. The 2022 Forest of Reading award winners will be announced on May 18, 2022. Learn more here.
Brent van Staalduinen is the author of the novel Saints, Unexpected. He is the winner of the Bristol Short Story Prize, Fiddlehead’s Best Short Fiction Award, and the Lush Triumphant Literary Award. Brent lives in Hamilton, Ontario. Read more here.
Patricia Miller-Schroeder has a master’s degree in biological anthropology and has written seventeen children’s books on nature, the environment, and science. She lives in Regina, Saskatchewan. Read more here.