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Children's Fiction Values & Virtues

Branded

by (author) Eric Walters

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2022
Category
Values & Virtues, Law & Crime, School & Education
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554692682
    Publish Date
    Mar 2010
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554692675
    Publish Date
    Mar 2010
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554694488
    Publish Date
    Mar 2010
    List Price
    $8.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459834606
    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price
    $10.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
  • Reading age: 9 to 12

Description

The principal announces that the school is implementing uniforms, and Ian finds himself caught in a conflict.

Julia, the student body president and Ian's friend, wants Ian to devise a plan to fight the decision, but the principal is determined to convince Ian the uniforms are a good idea. Ian doesn't see the problem with uniforms and wants nothing to do with the issue, but while doing research for a social-justice class, Ian learns that the manufacturer of the uniforms is on the top-ten list in the industry for human-rights violations. When he tells the principal their clothing is being made in sweatshops using child labor, all he gets is a reminder that the penalty for refusing to wear the uniforms is expulsion. Ian finds himself caught in a whole new conflict—one with himself.

About the author

Eric Walters is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling novels for children and young adults. His novels have won numerous awards, including the Silver Birch, Blue Heron, Red Maple, Snow Willow, Ruth Schwartz, and Tiny Torgi, and have received honours from the Canadian Library Association Book Awards and UNESCO's international award for Literature in Service of Tolerance.

Eric lives in Mississauga with his wife, Anita, and three children, Christina, Nicholas, and Julia. When not writing or touring across the country speaking to school groups, Eric spends time playing or watching soccer and basketball, or playing the saxophone.

To find out more about Eric and his novels, or to arrange for him to speak at your school, visit his website at www.ericwalters.net.

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Awards

  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Award nominee
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books starred selection

Excerpt: Branded (by (author) Eric Walters)

"There are many causes for which I am prepared to die, but none for which I am prepared to kill," Mr. Roberts said. "Does anybody know who said that?"

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