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Christina Kilbourne

Publisher: Dundurn

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Summary

Author’s book Dear Jo won three Canadian young reader’s choice awards in British Columbia (Red Cedar), Saskatchewan (Snow Willow), and Manitoba (MYRCA) and was shortlisted for a young reader’s choice award in New York (New York State Charlotte Award)
Author's book They Called Me Red was nominated for a Saskatchewan Young Reader’s Choice Award
Examines teen suicide without judgement and from youth and adult points of view
Breaks down common misconceptions about suicide and mental illness while conveying a message of determination and hope
Entertaining style, with believable characters, realistic settings, and a plot that keeps readers on the edge of their seats
A starting point for youth and adults to discuss difficult topics such as suicide and mental illness, whether at home or in the classroom

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