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Fish Out of Water

by Joanne Levy

tagged: adolescence, multigenerational, other, religious
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Description

Twelve-year-old Fishel (Fish) Rosner doesn’t like regular “boy” things. He hates sports and would prefer to read or do crafts instead of climbing trees or riding dirt bikes with his friends. He also loves to dance. But all his interests are considered “girly.” Fish doesn’t get why that’s a bad thing. He’s just interested in different things than other boys. When he asks his Bubby to teach him to knit, she tells him to go play outside. When he begs his mom to take him to Zumba, she enrolls him in water polo instead. Why does everyone else get to decide what Fish should or shouldn't do?p helvetica="" neue";"="">Orca Book Publishers is proud to offer this early ebook edition as part of our new Digital First initiative, with the release of the print edition to follow.

About the Author

Joanne Levy is the author of a number of books for young people, including Double Trouble in the Orca Currents line and the middle-grade novels Crushing It and the Red Maple Award-nominated Small Medium At Large. She lives in Clinton, Ontario.

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Recommended Age and Grade
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9 to 12
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Editorial Reviews

“These quality, relatable novels are ideal for students at the middle school level who benefit from ultra-readable formats.”

— School Library Journal

“Though brief, this text masterfully connects the toxic masculinity to its roots in deep misogyny, making Fish a hero people of all genders can stand up and cheer for. All readers will appreciate this book’s nuanced messaging around gender roles and trusting yourself.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“An excellent story about gender roles and growing up…Fast-paced, and the ending is both satisfying and heartwarming…An excellent read-aloud choice, and its contents would provide many opportunities for discussion. Highly Recommended.”

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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