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Monique Polak


Monique Polak lives in Montreal, where she spends her days doing her two favourite things: writing and teaching. In addition to being a frequent contributor to The Gazette and Canwest newspapers, Polak is the author of many young adult novels. She has also taught English and Humanities at Marianopolis College in Montreal since 1985. Her novel “What World Is Left” won the 2009 QWF Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, the ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2010, and the CCBC Best Books Award in 2010. “Flip Turn”, “On the Game”, “All In”, “Finding Elmo”, and “Scarred” were selected by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre for its Our Choice lists. All In was also nominated for an Arthur Ellis crime-writing prize, and Resource Links included “Scarred” on its Best of 2007 list.

Books by Monique Polak

8521 Passover Family

5384 Princess Angelica, Camp Catastrophe

Bullies_rule Bullies Rule

Forensics_squad Forensics Squad Unleashed

Legging_revolt Leggings Revolt

Passover Passover: Festival of Freedom

Learning_the_ropes Learning the Ropes

Hatemail Hate Mail (Orca Currents)

Straightpunch Straight Punch

Somuchithurts So Much It Hurts

Pyro Pyro

Miracleville Miracleville

Dog Junkyard Dog

Middle The Middle of Everywhere

121_express 121 Express

World_left What World is Left

I_am_a_feminist_-_monique_polak I Am a Feminist: Claiming the F-Word in Turbulent Times

Planet_grief_-_monique_polak Planet Grief

The_taste_of_rain_-_monique_polak The Taste of Rain