Way Back Home, The
Zoe’s Granny Bird is her beloved best friend, so when Zoe’s parents want to institutionalize Granny due to her Alzheimer’s disease, Zoe kidnaps her and sets out on an adventure to locate Granny’s son, Zoe’s long-lost uncle. During their mission in Toronto, Zoe discovers why she has never met her uncle and learns a lot about her herself, too. This Canadian novel for grades 7-9 can encourage discussion and critical and creative thinking about transgender issues, family relationships, inter-generational relationships, and bullying. Suitable as an independent, literature circle, or class novel.
English Language Arts