Posted on October 3rd, 2014 by pajamapress
Nix Minus One, a powerful novel by Jill MacLean about a teen boy in rural Newfoundland, has been selected for the 2014 “White Ravens” list by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany. This important honour is given to books from around the globe “that deserve worldwide attention because of their universal themes and/or their exceptional and innovative artistic and literary style and design” (www.childrenslibrary.org/servlet/WhiteRavens).
This international acknowledgment for Nix Minus One comes on the heels of wide critical acclaim in the United States and Canada, where it won the Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature earlier this year. Other accolades include:
- CLA Young Adult Book Award finalist
- OLA Forest of Reading White Pine Award nominee
- SYRCA Snow Willow Award nominee
- Bank Street Best Book
- Publishers Weekly “Best New Books” selection
- Resource Links “The Year’s Best” selection
- Ontario Library Association Best Bet
- Best Books for Kids & Teens Starred Selection
Pajama Press is honoured by this attention paid to such a worthy and significant novel. Click here for more information about Nix Minus One, and for teaching materials, reviews, book trailers, and interviews with author Jill MacLean..