Saving Grad (Lorimer SideStreets) (Paperback)
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Vienna, a mixed-race teen and her mother experience racism and domestic violence while living with her stepfather. They try to escape the situation by moving to a big city where they begin to start new lives. But staying under the radar is tough, and when her stepfather shows up threatening her at her new high school's grad party, Vienna has to find a way to keep herself, her mother, and her friends out of harm's way.
Saving Grad illustrates the very real circumstances victims of domestic abuse face and one family's struggle to escape a violent situation.
About the Author
KAREN SPAFFORD-FITZ grew up in an old limestone farmhouse near Kingston, Ontario. Karen studied English Language and Literature at Queen's University. She went on to graduate in Education and taught elementary and junior-high students for eight years. Both her previous books, Dog Walker and Vanish have been recognized as Best Books by Resource Links and the Canadian Children's Book Centre. Karen lives in Edmonton, Alberta.