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Touching Snow

Title

Touching Snow

Authors

M. Sindy Felin

Publisher

Antheneum Books for Young Readers

Pages

240 pages

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9781416917953

Genre

realism

Topic

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

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

Family Formation

mother and step father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Haitian American

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

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Touching Snow

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