Monday, November 2, 2009

Hidden Roots

Hidden Roots.
Scholastic. 2004.
Tr $16.95.
ISBN 978-0-439-35358-8;
pap. $5.99.
ISBN 978-0-439-35359-5.

Here's the blurb:

11-yr-old Sonny lives with his mother and father up near the Canadian border. Theirs isn’t a peaceful household, given his father Jake’s sudden rages, which can turn physical in an instant. Sonny’s refuge is his mother, and his uncle Louis, a quiet, wise old man who seems to always appear when Sonny and his mother need help most. Jake hates when Louis comes around, but luckily he works long hours at the nearby paper mill. Through an unexpected friendship with a new school librarian, Sonny gains enough confidence to stand up to his his father, and to finally confront...

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