Dr Mimi Thebo nominated for Carnegie Medal 2018
9 November 2017
Dr Mimi Thebo’s book Coyote Summer has been nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Medal 2018. Coyote Summer continues Mimi’s work of exploring concepts of resilience and connection to the natural world for teen readers. It is the story of a spoilt teen Londoner, who is expelled from her elite boarding school when she nearly causes the death of a classmate. Sent to live on her American mother’s family farm, with people she hardly knows, she deals with her disgrace with the help of a wild dog.
Mimi’s work often deals with teens recovering from trauma. Her latest book for older teens, Hospital High, is based on the true story of her own near-fatal injury in a car accident as an American teen in the 1970s. She was nominated for Dreaming the Bear in 2017. Dreaming the Bear went all the way to the longlist for the prize and was named BookTrust’s Future Classic for 2017.
On her recent nomination, Mimi says: ‘I am thrilled to be nominated for the Carnegie medal two years in a row. Librarians nominate the books, and that makes it extra special.’