The selection committee for Quebec’s Prix jeunesse des univers parallèles 2021 (the Parallel Universe Youth Award) has chosen three novels as finalists from among 18 works in the running. These are
- Lac Adélard by François Blais (La courte échelle)
- C.R.A.A.V. 1. Thérapie de choc by Véronique Drouin (Les Malins)
- À une minute près by André Marois (Leméac)
The award is given to the best children’s sff novel by vote of high school students in Quebec. Lower secondary students wishing to participate in the choice of winner will read these novels during the 2020-2021 school year as part of the French course or as members of their library’s book club.
The committee was made up of Sonia Sarfati, cultural journalist and author, Julie Morin, librarian at the Kamouraska – Rivière-du-Loup school board, and Marie-Luce Higgins, teacher at La Camaradière school in Quebec.
The book voted the winner of the Prix Jeunesse des Univers Parallèles for 2020 will be announced in mid-June.