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Dance of the Banished a USBBY Outstanding International Book

Posted on January 9th, 2016 by pajamapress

DanceOfTheBanished_websiteDance of the Banished by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch has been selected as an Outstanding International Book by the United States Board on Books for Young People for 2016. This is a high honour given to a shortlist of books first published outside of the United States that are “deemed most outstanding of those published during the calendar year.” (USBBY website). These books:

  • Represent the best of children´s literature from other countries
  • Introduce American readers to outstanding authors and illustrators from other countries
  • Help American children see the world from other points of view
  • Provide a perspective or address a topic otherwise missing from children´s literature in the U.S.
  • Exhibit a distinct cultural flavor
  • Are accessible to American readers.

Dance of the Banished is also the winner of the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, a White Ravens Selection, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and a Best Books for Kids & Teens selection.