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On Cue

by Cristy Watson

tagged: special needs, theater, siblings
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published: Mar 2016
pages: 128
ISBN:9781459811072
publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Description

Can Randi find a way to make it all work out?

Randi wants to be an actress and is excited about practicing her craft in drama class. So she is devastated to learn the program has been cut. When her friends put together a successful proposal to have drama class taught as an extracurricular activity, Randi is thrilled—until reality sinks in. Extracurriculars are scheduled after school, and after school, Randi is expected to take care of her brother, Toby, who is autistic. Will Randi have to choose between her passion and her family?

About the Author

Cristy Watson teaches elementary and middle school. She loves hiking in the mountains and walking along the beach, two things she is able to do easily where she lives in Surrey, British Columbia.

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

"Watson's high-low offering is a sensitive look at one sibling's struggle with and sacrifice for her brother...Toby is a well-rounded character...quite satisfying."

— Booklist Online

"Well-presented and believable on every level."

— Resource Links

"Features compelling characters and realistic dialogue."

— VOYA Magazine

“Straightforward vocabulary makes the book accessible to a wide range of students, but the text is not so simple that it becomes noticeable...Any youth could find something to relate to in this book...A good text to introduce students to the concept of empathy. Recommended.”

— CM Magazine

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