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Windfall

by Sara Cassidy

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homelessness & poverty, death & dying
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Life is full of challenges for thirteen-year-old Liza. She is already having trouble coping with the death of a local homeless man when she learns that her family's apple tree will need to be chopped down. If that wasn't enough, the new principal at school keeps blocking her attempts for a positive outlet by refusing permission for every project that GRRR! (Girls for Renewable Resources, Really!) and BRRR! (Boys for Renewable Resources, Really!) proposes. Liza starts to feel like she needs to create change in her world without seeking permission. When she chooses the school grounds as the site for her latest endeavor, she may have gone too far.

About the Author

Sara Cassidy's books have been shortlisted for many awards, including the Chocolate Lily Award for both Black Gold and Blackberry Juice, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award for A Boy Named Queen and the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize for Skylark. Additionally, both A Boy Named Queen and Double Play were Junior Library Guild selections. Her poetry, fiction and nonfiction for adults have been widely published. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
Editorial Reviews

"I was inspired by the projects that GRRR! and BRRR! take on within the novel and I found this novel a refreshing way to look at society as it is today. While the main characters are middle grade students, and the novel lends itself to that age group, I believe this novel will also interest high school students as well. I highly recommend it for any green thumbs out there, and anyone looking to make a difference. Four stars."

— Bookvacations.wordpress.com

"A fast, entertaining read suitable for young teens...This charming book about teen activism lives up to the high expectations set by Sara Cassidy's first novel, Slick. Published as part of the Orca Currents series and written with reluctant readers in mind, Windfall is a fast-paced, fun and interesting novel. Highly Recommended."

— CM Magazine

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