Sadia is nominated for the Red Maple Award!

Sadia is nominated for the Red Maple Award!

Posted on October 25 by Colleen Nelson in Awards, Fiction, News, Teens
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October 15, 2018 – Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce that Sadia by Colleen Nelson has been nominated for the Forest of Reading Red Maple Award.

Sadia follows 15-year-old Sadia Ahmed as she struggles to navigate high school, her passion for basketball, and her Muslim faith. When the opportunity to play on an elite basketball team might mean having to remove her hijab, Sadia must find the courage to stand up for herself in the face of discrimination.

Booklist calls Sadia, “Both subtle and distinctive … Compelling and relevant,” and author Monia Mazigh praised Sadia as, “A breath of fresh air.”

The awards will be presented in May 2019.

Colleen Nelson is a teacher and an award-winning YA author whose previous novels include Blood Brothers and Finding Hope. She lives in Winnipeg.

Learn more about the Red Maple Award on the OLA website.

To book an interview with Colleen Nelson, please contact: Elham Ali, Publicist 416-214-5544 x.227; eali [at] dundurn [nospam] com