Fall 2018

Ride or Die

From the Series Lorimer SideStreets

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

When 15-year-old Kanika falls for Danny, an older guy she has always had a crush on, she becomes his “ride or die chick”. Soon after establishing that she will do anything for him, Danny sells her into the sex trade. Kanika is drugged and taken to Toronto where she finds her friend has also been a victim of the sex trafficking plot. With the help of an older sex worker, Kanika manages to survive and escape the people abusing her.

Based on true events, Ride or Die tells the story of how a young black girl from a small town is lured into the sex trade by an older boy.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-45941-267-5
$27.99 $20.99
978-1-45941-249-1
$8.99 $8.99
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 184
Publication Date 2018-08-01
BISACS YAF058040, YAF058170, YAF058240
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 610
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • In the Margins Book Award, Winner, 2019

Author: Wanda Lauren Taylor

Wanda Lauren Taylor is an author, filmmaker and educator. With a background in social work and advocacy, Wanda lectures on social justice and human rights issues.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

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 →