Blood Brothers Wins the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award in the Older Category

Blood Brothers Wins the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award in the Older Category

Posted on June 18 by Colleen Nelson in Awards, Fiction, Teens
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June 18, 2018―YA novel Blood Brothers by Winnipeg-based author Colleen Nelson has won the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award in the Older Category. The award was given out at the 30th annual Manitoba Book Awards Friday night, hosted by CTV personality Rachel Lagacé at the Robert B. Schultz Theatre in St. John’s College at the University of Manitoba.

 

Blood Brothers explores two friends whose lives diverge when Jakub gets a scholarship to a private school and Lincoln’s brother lures him into a gang. Booklist described the novel as “a smartly plotted examination of the despair that keeps people in their places and the hope that pulls them out of it,” while Canadian Children's Book News praised the book for “skillfully exploring moral dilemmas and difficult decisions.”


Colleen Nelson is an award-winning teacher and author based in Winnipeg whose previous books include Finding Hope, The Fall, and Tori by Design. Her latest novel, Sadia, centres on a Muslim teenager who must decide how far she is willing to go to defend her beliefs when faced with the pressures of high school life.

 

Learn more about the Manitoba Book Awards on the Manitoba Writers’ Guild website: https://www.mbwriter.mb.ca/

 

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