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Shaken

by Eric Walters

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list price: $14.95
edition:Paperback
published: Jan 2011
ISBN:9780385670814
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A novel from one of the country's most prolific and popular YA authors, this book, set in Port-au-Prince, Haiti during the January 2009 earthquake, follows the struggle of Joshua, a Canadian boy at the centre of the tragedy.

Fifteen-year-old Joshua has travelled from Toronto to Port-au-Prince, Haiti in order to help with a charity mission. In confronting the poverty and and injustice that surrounds him, Joshua struggles to find meaning in the cruelty of the world. And then devastation hits — and Joshua finds himself at the very centre of a catastrophic earthquake. Will he be able to save himself? And, if he does, how will he find the faith and hope he needs to go on?

About the Author
Eric Walters, Member of the Order of Canada, began writing in 1993 as a way to get his fifth-grade students interested in reading and writing. He has since published more than a hundred novels and picture books. He is a tireless presenter, speaking to over 100,000 students per year in schools across the country. He lives in Guelph, Ontario. For more information, visit ericwalters.net.
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Contributor Notes

ERIC WALTERS' young adult novels have won numerous awards, including the Silver Birch, Blue Heron, Red Maple, Snow Willow, and Ruth Schwartz Awards, and have received honours from UNESCO's international award for Literature in the Service of Tolerance. He lives in Mississauga, Ontario.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
10 to 100
Grade:
5 to 17

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Shaken

Josh’s mother has passed away, and now his father has relocated the family so he can start a job in a new town. When an earthquake hits while Josh is on a missionary trip to an orphanage in Haiti with his dad’s congregation, he must help those around him face unimaginable devastation. Josh’s faith is tested as he tries to figure out what to do.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. Fall, 2012.

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