Below, watch Robin read from the book at Maple Ridge Library (Fraser Valley Regional Library) on October 7, 2010.
(NOVEL) (readability: Grades 5-6*) Paperback, 88 pages, Good Reads/HarperCollins Canada (September 2010) ISBN-10: 1926583280, ISBN-13: 978-1926583280. For more information, visit Good Reads or Grass Roots Press*.
From ABC Life Literacy’s ‘Good Reads’ programme, where “Canada’s best authors write great stories using clear language, creating enjoyable and accessible books for adult learners as well as a wide range of readers.”
About the book . . .
“The son of immigrants tries to fit in to the new place that his family has moved to, but he feels like he doesn’t belong. His mother tells him to try harder, his father talks about life in the old country, and his sister changes her look from Goth to headscarf. He wants to get away from his family, but it’s hard to make friends. The worst part is that when some people see his brown face, they think he might be a terrorist.”
Listen to Robin read from The Picture of Nobody at Maple Ridge Library (Fraser Valley Regional Library) on October 7, 2010 . . .
Read what adult learners have to say about the book, through the Quebec English Literacy Alliance.