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Just Lucky

by Melanie Florence, read by Michelle Bardach

tagged: orphans & foster homes, girls & women, bullying
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publisher: Second Story Press
Description

 

There’s nothing lucky about your family falling apart.

Lucky loves her grandparents, and they are all the family she really has. True, her grandma forgets things … like turning off the stove, or Lucky’s name. But her grandpa takes such good care of them that Lucky doesn’t realize how bad things are. That is until he’s gone. When her grandma accidentally sets the kitchen on fire, Lucky can’t hide what’s happening any longer, and she is sent into foster care. She quickly learns that some foster families are okay. Some aren’t. And some really, really aren’t.

Is it possible to find a home again when the only one you’ve ever known has been taken from you?

 

About the Authors

Melanie Florence

MELANIE FLORENCE is a proud Cree and a full-time writer currently based in Toronto. She is the author of the Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools, the YA novel The Missing, the Lorimer SideStreets title One Night, and Recordbooks title Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuk to Play in the NHL, which was chosen as an Honor Book by The American Indian Library Association. As a freelance journalist, Melanie’s byline has appeared in magazines including Dance International, Writer, Parents Canada, and Urban Male Magazine.

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Michelle Bardach

MELANIE FLORENCE is a proud Cree and a full-time writer currently based in Toronto. She is the author of the Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools, the YA novel The Missing, the Lorimer SideStreets title One Night, and Recordbooks title Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuk to Play in the NHL, which was chosen as an Honor Book by The American Indian Library Association. As a freelance journalist, Melanie’s byline has appeared in magazines including Dance International, Writer, Parents Canada, and Urban Male Magazine.

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Contributor Notes

 

Melanie Florence is an award-winning writer of Cree and Scottish heritage. Her YA novels include The Missing, He Who Dreams, Rez Runaway, and One Night. She is the author of the picture books Missing Nimama and Stolen Words and the nonfiction Righting Canada’s Wrongs: Residential Schools. Melanie lives with her husband and two children in Toronto.

 

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
13 to 18
Grade:
8 to 12
Editorial Review

 

“An uplifting and hopeful #ownvoices novel revealing the complexities of foster care and the heartbreak of dementia.” — Kirkus Reviews

Just Lucky is an amazing book, and Melanie Florence draws together many contemporary issues faced by families and kids today … Highly Recommended.” — CM: Review of Canadian Materials

 

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