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Orca Soundings
Sticks and Stones
By (author): Beth Goobie
9781551432137 Paperback, Trade English Young Adult : Age (years) from 12, Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 8 - 12, Reading age from 12 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance North America Jan 01, 2002
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.25 in 112 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
 
ALA Amelia Bloomer List 2003, Commended YALSA Quick Picks 2003, Short-listed CCBC Our Choice 2003, Commended CLA Young Adult Book Award nominee 2003, Short-listed White Pine nominee 2003, Short-listed
No one expects Jujube to fight back when her reputation takes a beating.

Jujube is thrilled when Brent asks her out. She is not so happy when the rumors start flying at school. Pretty soon her name is showing up on bathroom walls and everyone is snickering and sniping. When her mother gets involved, Jujube's reputation takes another hit. Deciding that someone has to take a stand, Jujube gathers all the other girls who are labelled sluts--and worse--and tries to impress on her fellow students the damage that can be done by assigning a label that reduces a person to an object.

Also available in Spanish.

Beth Goobie grew up in a family in which the appearance of a normal childhood hid many secrets. She moved away to attend university, became a youth residential treatment worker and studied creative writing at the University of Alberta. She is the award-winning author of over twenty novels, including The Pain Eater, The Lottery, the CLA Award-winning Before Wings, and the adult novel The First Principles of Dreaming. Beth makes her home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

"At a time when we hear so much about bullying in schools, Sticks and Stones will encourage youngsters to find positive ways to fight back. Recommended." - Canadian Book Review Annual

"Presents a quick glimpse of teen characters in contemporary settings...certainly deals with a timely and common problem, and will appeal to the reluctant reader." - KLIATT

“This novel is an easy to read book with strong dialogue...Students will be interested in the character of Jujube and...the situation will be a familiar one.” - Resource Links

"The high interest plot works - the action starts right away and the story is filled with gossip, tears, and righteous retribution." - VOYA

“Demonstrates that hi-lo books do not automatically have to be of lesser literary quality. By launching the new hi-lo series with titles of already proven quality and interest from well-established YA authors, Orca Soundings are off to a fine start. Highly Recommended.” - CM Magazine

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