Heart Sister

Stewart, M. F.
When sixteen-year-old Emmitt’s twin sister dies in a car accident, he struggles to accept her death and that she was an organ donor, while his family is crumbing as his parents are distant and avoidant. He receives a letter from the person who received her heart and decides to help his parents by making his sister whole again through a film of the people who received her organs, a daunting but cathartic task for Emmitt. This compelling Canadian novel deals sensitively with difficult issues of organ donation, death, loss, grief, racism, and prejudice. With teacher guidance, suitable for mature students for a whole-class novel, literature circle, independent reading, and a digital library addition.
English Language Arts
  • 7-12

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