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ISBN-10: 1773061100
ISBN-13: 9781773061108
Author: Ellis, Deborah
Interest Level: 5-8
Publisher: Groundwood Books

Publication Date: October 2019

Copyright: 2017

Page Count: 144


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Grades 5-8

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Lexile: 720L

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Short Stories

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

Description
The seated child. With a single powerful image, Deborah Ellis draws our attention to nine children and the situations they find themselves in, often through no fault of their own. In each story, a child makes a decision and takes action, be that a tiny gesture or a life-altering choice. Jafar is a child laborer in a chair factory and longs to go to school. Sue sits on a swing as she and her brother wait to have a supervised visit with their father at the children?s aid society. Gretchen considers the lives of concentration camp victims during a school tour of Auschwitz. Mike survives sixty days of solitary as a young offender. Barry squirms on a food court chair as his parents tell him that they are separating. Macie sits on a too-small time-out chair while her mother receives visitors for tea. Noosala crouches in a fetid, crowded apartment in Uzbekistan, waiting for an unscrupulous refugee smuggler to decide her fate. These children find the courage to face their situations in ways large and small, in this eloquent collection from
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