Rick, a fourteen-year-old foster child, escapes from a juvenile detention facility near Las Vegas and travels to Canyonlands National Park in Utah where he meets a bird biologist working on a project to reintroduce condors to the wild.
Family Relationships; Family Member Death; Foster Care; Incarceration; death of parents; death of grandmother; grief; foster home; teenager in detention center
wildlife conservation; adventure stories; Canyonlands National Park; Utah; Condors; endangered species; runaway teenager; birds; biologist; nature
Hobbs, Will, "The Maze" (1999). Diverse Families. 2074.