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Left Out


Website(s) Jean Gill's website 
Genres Middle Grade
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Bronze Children’s Books Award 2017 Readers’ Favorites. Shortlisted for the Cinnamon Press Novella Award.
“A compelling story about friendship, its strength, and the unusual ways it develops.” Rebecca P. McCray, The Journey of the Marked
Being different isn’t easy but it can be exciting!
How well do you know your friends? Are they left-handed or right-handed? Are they left-brained or right-brained? And what difference does it make?
Shocked at discovering how left-handers are persecuted, Jamie ties her hand behind her back for a public protest in school. This does not go down well with the teachers.
Her best friend Ryan joins in but just when their campaign is working, Ryan’s mother drops a bombshell. She’s whisking him off from Wales UK to live back in America. There he faces bullying at its most deadly, and Jamie has to live from one email to the next, waiting to know whether her friend is hanging in there.
A modern classic of friendship and teen life, with all its pitfalls and challenges.
“As a parent and a teacher, I felt this book in my gut. It hits so close to home on more levels than I can count.” Anita Kovacevic, teacher and children’s author, contributor to the international Inner Giant Anti-Bullying Project.

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