The Kayak

Author: Debbie Spring
ISBN: 9781897235713 Categories: Juvenile Fiction, Disabilities & Special Needs
Publication Date: 11 March, 2010
Dimensions: 5.3 x 7.5"

An accident leaves a teen in a wheelchair and her only freedom comes with kayaking. Meeting a wind surfer who she has saved triggers feelings of wanting to belong and be accepted, and her life begins to change as she starts to look at herself not just as a victim in a wheelchair.

About the Author

Debbie Spring has been writing for over twenty years. Her publication The Righteous Smuggler from The Holocaust Remembrance Series (Second Story Press) was shortlisted for CBC’s Young Canada Reads. Her short story “The Kayak” was published in the anthology Takes: Stories for Young Adults (Thistledown Press), which won the Canadian Library Association’s Young Adult Award and the Saskatchewan Book Award for Education. She has been three times winner of the Brendon Donnelly Children’s Literature Award for Excellence. Debbie Spring lives in Thornhill, Ontario.

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