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Young Man With Camera

by Emil Sher, photographs by David Wyman

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bullying, homelessness & poverty, art & architecture
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list price: $21.99
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published: Sep 2015
ISBN:9780545541312
publisher: Scholastic Inc
Description

A picture is worth a thousand words -- and with a unique photographic format, a stunning original voice, and a provocative portrayal of bullying, YOUNG MAN WITH CAMERA is a book to get people talking.

 

T-- is used to getting grief. He gets it from his mom, who blames herself for his accident years earlier. He gets it from Mr. Lam, who suspects every kid of stealing from his shop. Worst of all, he gets it from Joined at the Hip, a trio of bullies so vicious that they leave T-- terrified of even using his entire name. But T-- has his own strength too: his camera, which captures the unique way he sees the world. His pictures connect him to Ms. Karamath, the kind librarian at school; his friend Sean, whose passion for mysteries is matched only by his love for his dog; and especially Lucy, a homeless woman who shares his admiration for the photographer Diane Arbus. When Lucy is attacked by Joined at the Hip, T-- documents the assault on film. But the bullies know he has the photographs, and their anger could be deadly. What's the right thing for T-- to do? Do pictures ever tell the whole truth? And what if the truth isn't always the right answer?

About the Authors

Emil Sher

Emil Sher taught at a high school in rural Botswana before returning to Montreal to pursue creative writing. While his plays have been widely produced in schools, YOUNG MAN WITH CAMERA will be his first novel. He currently lives in Toronto with his family.
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David Wyman

Emil Sher taught at a high school in rural Botswana before returning to Montreal to pursue creative writing. While his plays have been widely produced in schools, YOUNG MAN WITH CAMERA will be his first novel. He currently lives in Toronto with his family.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 100
Grade:
7 to 17
Awards
  • Short-listed, Amy Mathers Teen Book Award
  • Runner-up, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year For Children
  • Winner, Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award
  • Short-listed, OLA Red Maple Award, Fiction
  • Short-listed, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice)
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Award for Young People's Literature - Text
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Praise forYoung Man With Camera:

"Told through prose and photographs, this is a brutal heartbreak of a novel, deservedly just nominated for a Governor-General’s Award…One of the few books for this generation that will stick with them into adulthood..” — Globe and Mail

 

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