Charity takes small steps to escape her controlling father. Jasmine endures the rumors about her at school, even though no one really knows what happened last summer. The Oh So Perfect Hair Dolly wishes for just the right child to take her home from the store. Nicola has a run-in with a classmate on her first day at a new school in the big city -- or is the classmate a wolf in disguise? A squirrel ruminates on the nature of life and death. Dani fights for her dream, in spite of her father's insistence that her older brother should be the one to play hockey. Mike finds the kind of family he has longed for in his coworkers at the restaurant where he works.
In these seven stories by Laurel Croza (author of the award-winning picture books I Know Here and From There to Here), five teenagers, a doll and a squirrel break out of the expectations placed upon them. Featuring beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Kelsey Garrity-Riley.
Author: Laurel Croza
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 7.60h x 5.50w x 0.60d
Audience: Ages 9-12
Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2018
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 06/01/2018
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2019 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw