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Fire song

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"How can Shane reconcile his feelings for David with his desire for a better life? Shane is still reeling from the suicide of his kid sister, Destiny. How could he have missed the fact that she was so sad? He tries to share his grief with his girlfriend, Tara, but she's too concerned with her own needs to offer him much comfort. What he really wants is to be able to turn to the one person on the rez whom he loves--his friend, David. Things go from bad to worse as Shane's dream of going to university is shattered and his grieving mother withdraws from the world. Worst of all, he and David have to hide their relationship from everyone. Shane feels that his only chance of a better life is moving to Toronto, but David refuses to join him. When yet another tragedy strikes, the two boys have to make difficult choices about their future together. With deep insight into the life of Indigenous people on the reserve, this book masterfully portrays how a community looks to the past for guidance and comfort while fearing a future of poverty and shame. Shane's rocky road to finding himself takes many twists and turns, but ultimately ends with him on a path that doesn't always offer easy answers, but one that leaves the reader optimistic about his fate." -- Amazon.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at OWWL.

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Victor Farmington Library YA JON (Text)
YA Fiction
52128300827066
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Williamson Public Library YA FIC JON (Text)
Teen Fiction
52152300666928
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua YA FIC JON (Text)
Young Adult Fiction
31846002808532
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781554519781
  • ISBN: 1554519780
  • ISBN: 9781554519774
  • ISBN: 1554519772
  • Physical Description: 230 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press Ltd., [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones is based on the film 'Fire Song' produced by Fire Song Films Inc. and Big Soul Productions Inc. and written and directed by Adam Garnet Jones" -- Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"How can Shane reconcile his feelings for David with his desire for a better life? Shane is still reeling from the suicide of his kid sister, Destiny. How could he have missed the fact that she was so sad? He tries to share his grief with his girlfriend, Tara, but she's too concerned with her own needs to offer him much comfort. What he really wants is to be able to turn to the one person on the rez whom he loves--his friend, David. Things go from bad to worse as Shane's dream of going to university is shattered and his grieving mother withdraws from the world. Worst of all, he and David have to hide their relationship from everyone. Shane feels that his only chance of a better life is moving to Toronto, but David refuses to join him. When yet another tragedy strikes, the two boys have to make difficult choices about their future together. With deep insight into the life of Indigenous people on the reserve, this book masterfully portrays how a community looks to the past for guidance and comfort while fearing a future of poverty and shame. Shane's rocky road to finding himself takes many twists and turns, but ultimately ends with him on a path that doesn't always offer easy answers, but one that leaves the reader optimistic about his fate." -- Amazon.
Subject: Suicide > Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America > Ontario > Juvenile fiction.
Gay teenagers > Juvenile fiction.
Coming out (Sexual orientation) > Juvenile fiction.
Sisters > Death > Juvenile fiction.
Indian reservations > Juvenile fiction.
Ojibwa Indians > Juvenile fiction.
Sexual orientation > Juvenile fiction.
Grief in adolescence > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Indigenous peoples > Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.


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