Weird Rules to Follow


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$12.95  $12.04
Orca Book Publishers
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5.0 X 7.6 X 0.6 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author

Kim Spencer is a graduate of the Writers Studio at Simon Fraser University, where she focused on creative nonfiction. Two of her short stories were published in an anthology released through SFU, and an experimental short story of hers appeared in Filling Station magazine and was shortlisted for the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association Award. Kim was selected as a mentee by the Writers Union of Canada for BIPOC Writers Connect, as well as for ECW's BIPOC Writers Mentorship Program. Her first novel, Weird Rules to Follow debuted on the BC Bestsellers list, received a Kirkus starred review and was named a USBBY 2023 Outstanding International Book. Kim is from the Ts'msyen Nation in northwest BC and currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.


★"Readers will be left with a rich image of Mia's world and the family and people that surround her as well as a strong sense of how culture and class impact people's experiences. A touching exploration of identity and culture."-- "Kirkus Reviews, starred review"
"Heartfelt and moving...Recommended."-- "CM: Canadian Review of Materials"
"Like a photo album but in text rather than in pictures...providing the reader with a layered, nuanced picture of Mia's life."-- "Booklist"
"Easy to read but poetic and focused...This story, while fiction, rings true."-- "The Horn Book"
"Authentic and honest...Excellent for upper elementary and middle school students, either in a literature circle or independently."-- "Children's Literature"
"Recommended."-- "School Library Connection"