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Oh Brother

by Sonya Spreen Bates

tagged: special needs, friendship, bullying
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list price: $9.95
edition:Paperback
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published: Jan 2020
pages: 144
ISBN:9781459824331
publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Description

Moving to a new city and a new school is never easy. So Lauren is relieved when Callie, Treena and Maddy welcome her into their group. But then Lauren witnesses their reaction to a first grader in a wheelchair. That boy is her little brother, Will. But she’s afraid that if she tells them, they may not want to be friends with her.

Soon Lauren finds herself living a double life as she struggles with the challenges of building new friendships and trying to make it up to Will for not acknowledging him at school. At some point Lauren will have to make a decision. What is more important? Friends or family?

About the Author

Sonya Spreen Bates is a Canadian writer living in South Australia. She grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, where she obtained a degree in linguistics from the University of Victoria. She then studied speech-language pathology at Dalhousie University and has spent many years working with children with communication disorders. Sonya writes for children and adults and has been published in Australia and New Zealand as well as Canada.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Awards
  • Short-listed, Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Award
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
Editorial Reviews

“Fast-moving plot, easy to read style and multiple conflicts combine to make this a perfect choice for a reading class discussion on inclusion.”

— Must Read Lit: K thru YA

“Well-intentioned tale of peer pressure and sibling bonds.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“Bates, in this novel, raises a number of issues...Readers are witness to what constitutes true friendship. Readers also see how hard it is to navigate middle school. A must read.”

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials