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Second Story Press: Fall 2019

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Just Lucky
By (author): Melanie Florence
Melanie Florence

Imprint:

Second Story Press - Toronto

ISBN:

9781772601046

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

Young Adult : Age (years) 13 - 18, Grade (CAN) 8 - 12, Grade (US) 8 - 12, Reading age 13 - 18
Sep 17, 2019
$13.95 CAD
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Dimensions:

8.25in x 5.5 x 0.5 in | 240 gr

Page Count:

248 pages
Second Story Press
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes
Toronto
  • Short Description
Lucky loves her grandparents, and they are all the family she really has. True, her grandma forgets things…like turning off the stove, or Lucky’s name. But her grandpa takes such good care of them that Lucky doesn’t realize how bad things are. That is until he’s gone. When her grandma accidentally sets the kitchen on fire, Lucky can’t hide what’s happening any longer, and she is sent into foster care. She quickly learns that some foster families are okay. Some aren’t. And some really, really aren’t. Is it possible to find a home again when the only one you’ve ever known has been taken from you?
There’s nothing lucky about your family falling apart

Lucky loves her grandparents, and they are all the family she really has. True, her grandma forgets things…like turning off the stove, or Lucky’s name. But her grandpa takes such good care of them that Lucky doesn’t realize how bad things are. That is until he’s gone. When her grandma accidentally sets the kitchen on fire, Lucky can’t hide what’s happening any longer, and she is sent into foster care. She quickly learns that some foster families are okay. Some aren’t. And some really, really aren’t. Is it possible to find a home again when the only one you’ve ever known has been taken from you?

Melanie Florence is an award-winning writer of Cree and Scottish heritage. Her YA novels include The Missing, He Who Dreams, Rez Runaway, and One Night. She is the author of the picture books Missing Nimama and Stolen Words and the nonfiction Righting Canada’s Wrongs: Residential Schools. Melanie lives with her husband and two children in Toronto.



Contributor Website
Racism, sexual assault, addiction, bullying, death, dementia, and Alzheimer’s are all part of story.
According to 2016 statistics, over 687,000 children spend time in foster care in America. These children are rarely thought or talked about leaving them vulnerable and easy to be preyed upon.
Melanie Florence at Telling Tales Festival in Southern Ontario in September.
ARCs to key reviewers, targeted review mailing and press release.
Digital ARC available on NetGalley and Edelweiss.
Bookmarks.
Co-op available.

An uplifting and hopeful #ownvoices novel revealing the complexities of foster care and the heartbreak of dementia. - Kirkus Reviews

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