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Young Adult Fiction Emigration & Immigration

Cold Grab

by (author) Steven Barwin

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Sep 2018
Category
Emigration & Immigration, Class Differences, Asia, Canada
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459413795
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $12.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459413801
    Publish Date
    Aug 2018
    List Price
    $7.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 3
  • Reading age: 8 to 9

Description

Sixteen-year-old Angelo has moved to Toronto from the Philippines to join his mother, who has been living and working in Canada for most of Angelo's life. Adjusting to a new country isn't easy for Angelo, with a new language, curfews, new rules, and pressure from a mom who seems like a stranger. Angelo's mother takes him to the Filipino Community Centre where he meets Marcus who has shared the same experience.

At school, Marcus introduces Angelo to Felix and Darius. The boys quickly give Angelo a reality check, pointing out how rich everyone else is, and how no one respects poor Filipino immigrants. They lure Angelo into running petty thefts as a way of proving his friendship. But when Angelo is accused of stealing something valuable from the house his mother cleans and she loses her job, he realizes that everyone sees him as just a punk. He wants to set things right, but how can he go against his friends without getting the law involved?

 

About the author

Steven Barwin is a middle school teacher. He is the author of Hurricane Heat in the Orca Sport series and several Lorimer Sports Stories novels, including Fadeaway, Rock Dogs, SK8ER and Icebreaker, which was chosen as a Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens selection.

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Awards

  • Winner, Resource Links The Year's Best - Fiction Grades 7-12

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