MYA’S STRATEGY TO SAVE THE WORLD by Tanya Lloyd Kyi (Puffin Canada) has been shortlisted for the Joan Betty Stuchner — Oy Vey! — Funniest Children’s Book Award, which is given biannually to the funniest Canadian children’s author in memory of author and teacher Joan Betty Stuchner. The winners will be announced on Zoom on May 15, 2021.

About MYA’S STRATEGY TO SAVE THE WORLD: Twelve-year-old Mya Parsons could save the world and organize her family, if only she had her own cell phone. A Dork Diaries for today’s socially conscious middle-grade readers.

Tanya Lloyd Kyi has worked as a typesetter, graphic designer and photo editor before pursuing writing full-time. She is the author of many non-fiction titles, including Shadow Warrior, recently nominated for the ALA’s Amelia Bloomer Project List and DNA Detective, shortlisted for the OLA Red Maple Award and the Red Cedar Award. Her published novels for young readers include Truth, My Time as Caz Hazard, Anywhere but Here, which was praised by Kirkus as having a main character whose “voice is convincingly filled with a combination of angst and nonchalance,” and The Prince of Pot. Tanya is represented by Amy Tompkins.

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