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From the Series Lorimer SideStreets

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Teen homelessness is not always connected to poverty and crime. Sometimes there’s more to the story. Tyler comes from a privileged family. When he’s blamed for bringing prescription narcotics to a party, his abusive dad kicks him out of his home. This novel brings to light the serious nature of verbal and emotional abuse and how difficult it is to be understood and access support in such circumstances.

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978-1-4594-1557-7
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Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Category SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2021
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 192
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS YAF058080, YAF058130, YAF058170
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 530
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

School Library Journal

“The story is unusual for its sensitive treatment of a victim whose abuse is entirely emotional and psychological, making his situation largely invisible to classmates and teachers . . . An engaging, relevant, and realistic story, recommended for middle and high school collections”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“A thought-provoking problem novel about a teen’s journey to find a safe place to call home.”—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.

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 →