Introduction: Faceoff; The Farm Team; Shipping Out; The Learning Curve; Into the Oil Patch; Solo; Corporate Connections; Catching Fire; Toughing It Out; The Puck Stops Here; Giving Back; Family Matters; Epilogue: Third-Period Thoughts; Index.
Gina McMurchy-Barber was the recipient of the 2004 Governor General's Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History. She majored in archaeology at Simon Fraser University, studied orangutans in Borneo under Dr. Birute Galdikas, and led backpack tours to Asia and South America. Her first novel, Reading the Bones, was nominated for the Silver Birch Award and the Langley Book of the year Award. She lives in Surrey, British Columbia.
"A powerful and intense story about how recently our society considered some children to be worthless and expendable and a reminder that this is still the the case in many places." -- Canadian Children's Book News Summer 2010