Wonderful news! Lost on the Prairie by MaryLou Driedger has been nominated for two awards: Manitoba Book Awards’ Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book and the 2023 MYRCA Sundogs Award.
The Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book is presented annually to a Manitoba writer whose first professionally-published English-language book is deemed the best written. The winners will be announced on Thursday, June 9th at 11:00am CST.
The Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award (MYRCA) promotes reading to grade 5-8 (ages 10-14) and allows them to vote for their favourite Canadian book. The selection committee is composed of teachers, teacher-librarians and library staff from a variety of Winnipeg school divisions and select the 15-18 titles. The program is actively promoted across the province at all Manitoba schools and public libraries. An award ceremony is held in the fall.