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Selling Points: "mixed race, orphans, siblings, sperm donors, friendship, lesbians, Aboriginals, prejudice, disappointment"
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Sep/29/2015
Fiction Ages 12+
Malou has just turned sixteen—hardly old enough to be out in the world on her own—and all she knows for sure is that she’s of mixed race and that she was left at an orphanage as a newborn. When the orphanage burns to the ground, she finds out that she may have been born in a small town in Ontario’s cottage country. Much to her surprise, Parry Sound turns out to have quite a few young brown faces, but Malou can’t believe they might be related to her. After she finds work as a cleaner in the local hospital, an Aboriginal boy named Jimmy helps her find answers to her questions about her parents. The answers are as stunning—and life-changing—as anything Malou could have imagined back at the orphanage.
Part of the SECRETS—a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order.
Runtime 6.45 hours on 5 CDs.
AudioFile - March 1, 2016
"This audiobook includes support for reluctant readers through narrator Kelly Pruner's clear diction, easy pacing, and decidedly conversational tone..Listeners will feel Malou could be any contemporary friend."