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Orca Soundings through December 2020: Contemporary, compelling stories for teens

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Orca Soundings
Girls Like Me
By (author): Kristin Butcher
9781459820555 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 / Sexual Abuse Aug 27, 2019
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.34 in 144 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
No one believes her.

After accepting a ride home, sixteen-year-old Emma Kennedy is raped by a boy from school. But handsome, popular Ross Schroeder tells everyone the sex was consensual, and Emma is immediately branded as a slut. Even Emma's best friend, Jen, doesn't believe Emma's version of events. In fact, she is angry with Emma because she feels betrayed. After all, she liked Ross first.

But when Ross starts showing interest in Jen, Emma knows she will have to find a way to get Jen to believe that she really is in grave danger.

Before it's too late.

Kristin Butcher is the author of several books for young readers, including The Trouble with Liberty and The Hemingway Tradition in the Orca Soundings collection. Kristin lives in Campbell River, British Columbia.

Key Selling Points
This novel explores the psychological (emotional and social) aftermath of rape and suggests positive avenues of action, post rape.
Kristin Butcher has written several books in the Orca Soundings series, including Zee’s Way, which was a Chocolate Lily Award winner.
Timely topic given the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.
Encourages thoughtful discussion about consent.

Marketing and Promo Plans

Print and online advertising campaigns
Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
Planned appearance at local writers festival
Extensive ARC distribution, including NetGalley
Blog post and social media promotion
Outreach in Orca newsletter

"An emotional, positive #MeToo story for reluctant readers." - Kirkus Reviews

"The plot is fast-paced and engaging, something that young readers will enjoy." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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Also Available

Zee's Way Kristin Butcher 9781551432793 $9.95 CAD Apr 01, 2004
The Trouble with Liberty Kristin Butcher 9781551432748 $9.95 CAD Jan 01, 2003
The Hemingway Tradition Kristin Butcher 9781551432427 $9.95 CAD Oct 01, 2002


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