When Morning Comes shortlisted for the Geoffrey Bilson Award

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From the day it was released, Arushi Raina’s debut novel When Morning Comes has garnered many rave reviews and attention. Many have praised Raina’s use of 4 perspectives and how “the presentation of characters with different racial identities beautifully highlights how those identities shape the characters’ understandings and experiences of apartheid and their subsequent reactions to the uprising.” (Kirkus starred review).

Not only does When Morning Comes have two starred reviews from Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly, it was also shortlisted for the 2017 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People.

Congratulations, Arushi!