On Resource Link''s Best of 2008" List
On the Cooperative Children''s Book Center Best-of-the-Year list for 2009
Canadian Children''s Book Centre Our Choice, 2009 "Starred Choice
Ontario Library Association''s Golden Oak Award nominee
OLA''s Red Maple nominee 2010
Deborah Ellis''s first collection of short stories explores the lives of children who have been affected directly, or indirectly, by drugs. Sometimes touching and often surprising, the stories are set against backdrops as diverse as the remote north and small town America to Moscow''s Red Square and an opium farm in Afghanistan.
This is an unforgettable collection of stories that will elicit discussions about the toll drugs take on the lives of teenagers and their families.