Just Lucky

Indigenous teen Lucky’s life is filled with anything but luck. Her drug-addicted mother is absent so she lives with her grandmother, but when grandmother’s Alzheimer’s becomes advanced, Lucky is placed in foster care. Her life becomes more difficult as she faces attempted sexual assault by her foster father and racism by mean girls, and Lucky must struggle to find her place in the world. This engaging Canadian novel, suitable for a literature circle or independent novel, presents issues of foster care, absent parents, loss of grandparents, exposure to drugs and alcohol, and racism, and is accessible for slow or hard-to-engage readers.
foster care
non-traditional family
Florence, M.
Primary Identifier
English Language Arts