Youth Literature

Sami Bastard! (*Lappjævel!) (2020)

NOMINATED FOR THE 2020 MINISTRY OF CULTURE’S LITERARY PRIZE

NOMINATED FOR THE 2020 BOOK BLOGGER’S PRIZE

NOMINATED FOR THE 2021 “HAVMANN” PRIZE

Samuel is at the bottom of the social ladder at boarding school. He is bullied for being Sami. Samuel misses his parents, yet he tries to fit in and act less like a Sami. Soon he feels he doesn’t belong anywhere. But there’s one thing nobody can take from Samuel; he likes to run, and to run really fast.

Sara's Secret (*Det Sara skjuler) (2019)

NOMINATED FOR THE 2019 MINISTRY OF CULTURE'S LITERARY PRIZE

AWARDED BOOK OF THE MONTH BY THE GERMAN ACADEMY FOR CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE

After the party everything changed. Lajla noticed it right away. Sara’s eyes are empty, she is afraid of the dark, afraid of her own shadow. And even though Lajla promised not to interfere, she just can’t leave it alone. She must find the person responsible. He won’t get away with it.

A rape in a small place puts all relationships to the test. Nedrejord’s novel verbalises the fear, anger and despair too many young girls experience.

Let me go (*Slepp meg) (2018)

NOMINATED TO THE NORWEGIAN BOOK AWARD UPRISEN 2018

AWARDED NORWAY'S PLACE ON IBBY HONOUR LIST 2020.

Anna is half Sami and half Turkish, and has a hard time fitting in. All though she has always had popular Amanda as her best friend. Amanda is the one who makes all the decisions, Anna just follows. When Anna tries to find her own way, Amanda blocks her, and she does her outmost to keep Anna down.

Who am I when you’re gone? (*Hvem er jeg når du blir borte?) (2016)

Michael in Jenny’s class is dead! The whole village is mourning. But Jenny is in love with Julian. How can she be that when everything’s all sad?

And what about Henning? Her best friend, who’s changing whenever they talk about Michael? He’s not about to disappear as well?

While Jenny is infatuated with Julian, Henning plans to run away. Jenny doesn’t notice until it’s too late. A desperate hunt for Henning begins in the winter darkness in the north of Norway.