From the Series Lorimer SideStreets
Vienna, a mixed-race teen and her mother experience racism and domestic violence while living with her stepfather. They try to escape the situation by moving to a big city where they begin to start new lives. But staying under the radar is tough, and when her stepfather shows up threatening her at her new high school’s grad party, Vienna has to find a way to keep herself, her mother, and her friends out of harm’s way.
Saving Grad illustrates the very real circumstances victims of domestic abuse face and one family’s struggle to escape a violent situation.
|Interest Level||Grade 9 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Genre||Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult|
|Publisher||Lorimer & Company, Ltd.|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||184|
- In the Margins Book Award
Author: Karen Spafford-Fitz
Karen Spafford-Fitz is the author of five books for children and teens, including the Lorimer SideStreets novels Push Back and Saving Grad, both named Resource Links Magazine's Year's Best.
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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 →