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2018 Nominee

Heart of a Champion

By Ellen Schwartz. Published in 2016 by Tundra Books

Ellen Schwartz’s Heart of a Champion is, on one level, a story about a younger brother who saves his brother. Key to the novel, however, is the World War II setting and the background of the central characters. Set in 1941-2, Heart of a Champion has as its larger theme the expulsion and internment of British Columbia’s Japanese Canadians.

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