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Take the Stairs
By author: Karen Krossing
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: Jan/01/2003
Pages: 184
Fiction Ages 13+
Price:  $9.95
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Behind each tightly locked apartment door at rundown 64 Wilnut Street lie the hidden stories of the inhabitants. There is David, who tries to talk to his father's ghost, and Jennifer, who flirts with men she does not want. Asim, who faces hatred directed against his Muslim family, and Allie, who spends the night on suicide watch over her depressed mother. These intimate stories reveal the troubles and hopes of thirteen teenagers as they struggle to turn obstacles into opportunities and make their way in the larger world.
Canadian Review of Materials Magazine - April 8, 2004
Krossing creates credible characters whose narrative chronicles their lives in well-paced and colourful prose Ö [readers] will undoubtedly identify with the struggles and challenges of the thirteen denizens of The Building. Recommended.

Awards

White Pine nominee, short-listed  CA  2005



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