Jan Andrews makes Forest short list

9781926531687 - compressedGreat Plains Teen Fiction is honoured to announce that Jan Andrews has been shortlisted for the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading prize.  Jan’s novel, The Silent Summer of Kyle McGinley, is one of 10 novels selected from across the country for the White Pine Award.

The Silent Summer of Kyle McGinley is written from the point of view of Kyle, a young teen who finds himself at the novel’s start moving into his latest in a long line of foster homes.  He takes a vow of silence – if no one listens, what’s the point of talking?  But during his first summer on Scott and Jill’s farm, with the help of a crow, a swamp and some black paint, Kyle wonders if maybe his life could be better.

Congratulations Jan!