The Thing You're Good At

August 28, 2018|
The Thing You're Good At by Lesley Choyce
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Jake''s friend Maria is the daughter of undocumented immigrants who have been living and working in the country for a long time. But the new government has implemented a crackdown. Maria''s parents are detained and quickly sent out of the country. Maria, who was born here, decides to hide out in Jake''s basement rather than risk becoming a ward of the state. But when she returns to her old apartment to retrieve her hidden birth certificate, Maria is abducted by young men on the lookout for teenage girls who have lost their parents to deportation. Jake is determined to rescue Maria before she''s turned over to the authorities. Or worse.
Lesley Choyce was born in New Jersey in 1951 and moved to Canada in 1978. Choyce teaches part-time at Dalhousie University, runs Pottersfield Press and has written 40 adult and young adult books. Choyce also hosts a nationally syndicated TV talk show in Halifax. His recent novel, The Republic of Nothing is currently being developed as ...
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Title:The Thing You're Good At
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:192 pages, 7 X 4.25 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 7 X 4.25 X 0.5 in
Published:August 28, 2018
Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:12
ISBN - 13:9781459818040

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