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Touching Snow

Title

Touching Snow

Authors

M. Sindy Felin

Publisher

Antheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9781416917953

Pages

240 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After her stepfather is arrested for child abuse, thirteen-year-old Karina's home life improves but while the severity of her older sister's injuries and the urging of her younger sister, their uncle, and a friend tempt her to testify against him, her mother and other well-meaning adults pursuade her to claim responsibility.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Family violence; Step parent; step father; abusive step father; violence

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Haitian American

Family Formation

mother and step father

Awards

Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2008, Commended Title
Edgar Allan Poe Awards, 2008, Nominee, Best Young Adult Book
National Book Award, 2007, Finalist, Young People's Literature

Keywords

middle school; child abuse charges; bad grades; New York; fear

Diversity Impact

direct

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