Rez Runaway

From the Series Lorimer SideStreets

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Raised on an Indian reserve, seventeen-year-old Joe Littlechief tries to be like the other guys. But Joe knows he’s different—he’s more interested in guys than girls. One night Joe makes a drunken pass at his best friend and, by the next morning, everyone on the rez is talking about Joe. His mother, a devout Christian, is horrified, and the kids who are supposed to be his friends make it clear there’s no place for him on the rez. Joe thinks about killing himself, but instead runs away to the city. Alone and penniless on the city streets, Joe has to come to terms with who he really is.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-45941-165-4
$27.99 $20.99
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 176
Publication Date 2017-01-01
BISACS YAF046010, YAF014000, YAF031000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 600
Features Author/Illustrator biography and eSource

Author: Melanie Florence

Melanie Florence is the author of several award-winning fiction and non-fiction books about Indians. She is of Plains Cree and Scottish descent. She lives in lives in Toronto with her family.

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Lorimer SideStreets

Edgy high/low fiction for teen reluctant readers. Each SideStreets novel deals with real-world issues and features contemporary teen characters, many from diverse backgrounds. Male and female characters face serious issues today’s teens can relate to, such as… View available downloads →