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Young Adult Fiction Prejudice & Racism

The Liberty Circle

by (author) Phil Campagna

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
May 2000
Prejudice & Racism, Sexual Abuse), Peer Pressure
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    Publish Date
    May 2000
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    Publish Date
    May 2000
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
  • Reading age: 12 to 15


Life at home isn’t easy for sixteen-year-old Corey. When he sees an ad for a retreat called Camp Liberty, he can’t wait to get away. But Corey has no idea of what he’s in for, as he and his fellow campers are brainwashed into joining a racist Aryan cult. In the end, he not only hurts his family and friends but is also forced to confront some uncomfortable truths about himself. And there’s another price to be paid; the Liberty Circle knows he’s betrayed them, and they’re coming after him…

About the author

Phil Campagna was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1960, to parents who moved annually. The eldest of five boys, he quickly learned the art of storytelling to ward off mutiny against the sitter—himself. During a five-year stint of small-town living, this storytelling took on the form of writing to ward off his own boredom. The wanderlust that resulted from living in a small town, combined with news reports of oppression in South America, sparked his interest in Chile. Inspired by these issues, Phil scribbled the first pages of what would eventually become his first young adult novel, The Freedom Run (Douglas and McIntyre). The Liberty Circle, his first work with Napoleon Publishing, was published in the spring of 2000, and was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award.

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