When You Get the Chance

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Running Press Kids
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 1.1 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780762495009
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About the Author

Tom Ryan is the award-winning author of six books for children and teens. His debut novel, Way To Go, was published in 2012 with Orca, and was a nominee for the OLA White Pine Award, and made the 2013 ALA Rainbow List, as well as YALSA's 2013 Quick Picks, with positive reviews from Publishers Weekly, Quill & Quire, and VOYA. His follow-up, Tag Along, received numerous glowing reviews from Kirkus, VOYA, and School Library Journal, and was nominated for a number of distinctions, including CCBC's (Canadian Children's Books Council) Best Books and the 2013 ALA Rainbow List, and was also a nominee for the OLA White Pine Award and the Stellar Award. Tom was born and raised in Inverness, Nova Scotia, and currently lives in Halifax with his husband Andrew and their awesome dog.
Robin Stevenson is the author of more than twenty books for children and teens. She has written both fiction and nonfiction, from early chapter books to middle-grade and young adult novels. She regularly presents in schools, offering book talks, creative writing workshops, and presentations on LGBTQ+ Pride. Robin's YA novel A Thousand Shades of Blue was a finalist for Canada's highest literary honor, the Governor General's Award, and is included on CBC's list, 100 YA Novels that Make You Proud to Be Canadian. Her middle-grade novel Record Breaker won the Silver Birch Award, Canada's largest reader's choice award for young readers. Robin lives on the west coast of Canada with her partner and their son.

Reviews

"A heart-warming story about love and friendship and family. I love this book!"--Mason Deaver, author of I Wish You All the Best


"The honesty about privilege! The snappy dialogue! The multi-generational queerness and recognition of queer history and culture! The rainbows! I love this Canadian Pride road trip!"

--Alex Gino, award-winning author of George


"Readers will appreciate the tender depiction of growing apart and breakups, and the concept of nonmonogamous relationships is also explored without stigma.... Recommended for fans of lightly adventurous realistic fiction."--School Library Journal
"A lovely and thoughtful story about family, community, and what comes next in a young person's life. A wonderful addition to young adult literature."

--Sara Farizan, author of Here to Stay and Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel
"A stunning duet about the messiness, history, and beauty of both family and queerness."
--Lev Rosen, author of Jack of Hearts (and other parts)