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Young Adult Fiction Self-esteem & Self-reliance

Sticks and Stones

by (author) Beth Goobie

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Jun 2006
Category
Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Bullying, Girls & Women
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781551435626
    Publish Date
    Jun 2006
    List Price
    $16.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554697236
    Publish Date
    Jan 2002
    List Price
    $8.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459828216
    Publish Date
    Nov 2020
    List Price
    $10.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 12 to 18

Description

Jujube is thrilled when Brent asks her out. She is not so happy when the rumors start flying at school. Pretty soon her name is showing up on bathroom walls and everyone is snickering and sniping. When her mother gets involved, Jujube’s reputation takes another hit. Deciding that someone has to take a stand, Jujube gathers all the other girls who are labelled sluts—and worse—and tries to impress on her fellow students the damage that can be done by assigning a label that reduces a person to an object.

About the author

In high school Beth Goobie studied and taught piano, wrote stories, and was the recipient of academic and citizenship awards. She worked for a year as a nanny in Holland, then moved to Winnipeg where she studied English literature at the University of Winnipeg (receiving the gold medal) and religious studies at the Mennonite Brethren Bible College. She has worked for many years with physically and sexually abused children and is concerned with issues surrounding the anger and powerlessness of those under legal age. Addressing these issues in her writing, she has published several novels for young adults, including Born Ugly, Mission Impossible, The Lottery and Before Wings, as well as poems and short stories for an adult audience in anthologies and magazines such as Fiddlehead, Malahat Review and Quarry. She lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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