Book Detail

Surviving the City, Volume 1

ISBN: 9781553797562

Contributors: Spillett-Sumner, Tasha (Author)
Donovan, Natasha (Illustrator)

Publisher: Mrs. Nelson's Book Company, 2019

Dewey: 741.5971

Binding: Readerbound (Readerbound Available)


Accelerated Reader N/A
Lexile Level 0000
Guided Reading N/A
Interest N/A

BISAC: Young Adult Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | General, Young Adult Fiction | People & Places | Aboriginal & Indigenous, Young Adult Fiction | Girls & Women, Young Adult Fiction | People & Places | Canada, Young Adult Fiction | Action & Adventure

Discounted Price
5-99 copies: $21.76
100+ copies: $21.16


Miikwan (Anishinaabe) and Dez (Inninew) are best friends. Together, the teens navigate the challenges of growing up Indigenous in the city--they're so close, they even completed their Berry Fast together. When Dez's grandmother becomes too sick, Dez can't stay with her anymore. With the threat of a group home looming, Dez can't bring herself to go home and disappears. Miikwan is devastated, and the wound of her missing mother resurfaces. Will Dez's community find her before it's too late? Will Miikwan be able to cope if they don't?

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