From the Series Lorimer SideStreets
Sixteen-year-old Zaine Wyatt’s mother walked out of his life when he was twelve, and he was kicked out of his aunt’s house. After living on the streets and getting badly beaten up, he is back at his aunt’s, but is angry and uncertain that he has a permanent place to live. When his mother breaks another promise to take him back, he flees and trashes a storage shed, injuring the owner as he runs away.
To try to get the charges dropped, Zaine agrees to participate in a restorative justice program. He has to fix the damage, help out the owner and his disabled grandson, while avoiding being recruited to a gang.
|Interest Level||Grade 9 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|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||184|
“High-action, high-concept stories fore reluctant readers who want grit.”—Kirkus Reviews
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 →