A Funeral for An OwleBook - 2011 | Third ed.
Times have changed. Jim Stevens teaches history. Haunted by his own, he still believes everyone can learn from the past. 14-year-old Shamayal Thomas trusts no one. Not the family, not the gang. And at school, trusting people is forbidden. If you decide you gotta pick up that phone, you tell me first so that I can disappear myself. Because I aint havin none of that. The best way to avoid trouble, thinks Ayisha Emmanuelle, is to avoid confrontation. As an inner-city schoolteacher, she does a whole lot of avoidance. One shocking event a playground stabbing leaves a life hanging in the balance. Two teachers risk their careers to help a boy who has nothing. Three worlds intersect and connect, regardless of the rules. History doesnt always repeat itself. A powerful exploration of the ache of loss set in a landscape where broken people can heal each other.
Publisher: [sine loco] : Rossdale Print Productions, 2011.
Edition: Third ed.
Characteristics: data file 1 online resource (382 pages)