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Children's Fiction Multigenerational

Room 555

by (author) Cristy Watson

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 2019
Category
Multigenerational, Dance, Emotions & Feelings
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459820586
    Publish Date
    Jan 2019
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459820609
    Publish Date
    Jan 2019
    List Price
    $13.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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

Description

Fourteen-year-old Roonie loves hip-hop almost as much as she loves her grandmother.

Roonie cannot wait to compete in her school's dance competition. But as her grandmother's health deteriorates, Roonie becomes more and more reluctant to visit her in the care home. These feelings of guilt and frustration cause Roonie to mess things up with her hip-hop dance partner and best friend, Kira. But while doing some volunteer hours in the hospital geriatric ward, Roonie meets an active senior recovering from a bad fall. Their shared love of dance and the woman's zest for life help Roonie face her fears, make amends with Kira and reconnect with Gram before it’s too late.

About the author

CRISTY WATSON is passionate about teaching and writing. She lives near the beach in White Rock, B.C., where she hosts an open mic at her local coffee shop. She is the award-winning author of five other novels Benched, Living Rough, On Cue, Cutter Boy, and Dead to Me. She was a 2017 PNBA Book Award Nominee for On Cue.

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Awards

  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens

Editorial Reviews

“This realistic fiction novel is sure to delight young and reluctant readers.”

Must Read Literature: K thru 12

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