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  • Author: Ellis, Deborah
    Contributor: Quan, Samantha
    Edition: Unabridged

    The seated child. With a single powerful image, Deborah Ellis draws our attention to nine children and the situations they find themselves in, often through no fault of their own. In each story, a child makes a decision and takes action, be that a tiny gesture or a life-altering choice. Jafar is a child laborer in a chair factory and longs to go to school. Sue sits on a swing as she and her brother wait to have a supervised visit with their father at the children's aid society. Gretchen considers the lives of concentration camp victims during a school tour of Auschwitz. Mike survives seventy-two days of solitary as a young offender. Barry squirms on a food court chair as his parents tell him that they are separating. Macie sits on a too-small time-out chair while her mother receives visitors for tea. Noosala crouches in a fetid, crowded apartment in Uzbekistan, waiting for an unscrupulous refugee smuggler to decide her fate. These children find the courage to face their situations in ways large and small, in this eloquent collection from a master storyteller.

    • The singing chair
    • The time-out chair
    • The question chair
    • The knowing chair
    • The plain chair
    • The day-off chair
    • The glowing chair
    • The freedom chair
    • The hiding chair
    • The war chair
    • The hope chair.
    Original Publisher: [Toronto], Anansi Audio
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781773064758, 1773064754