From the Series Lorimer SideStreets
Sixteen-year-old Angelo moved to Toronto from the Philippines to join his mother, who has been living and working in Canada for most of his life. Adjusting to a new country isn’t easy, but when Angelo’s mother takes him to the Filipino Community Centre he meets Marcus who has shared the same experience.
At school, Marcus introduces Angelo to Felix and Darius. The boys quickly show Angelo how no one respects poor Filipino immigrants and lure him into running petty thefts as a way of evening the score. But when the group is faced with consequences will Angelo have the courage to go against his friends and set things right?
|Interest Level||Grade 9 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||High/Low, Young Adult|
|Category||SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||192|
“High-action, high-concept stories fore reluctant readers who want grit.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Steven Barwin
Steven Barwin is a middle school teacher and the author of seven books in the Lorimer Sports Stories series, including Spiked, named one of Resource Links Year's Best. He lives in Toronto.
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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 →