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The Resource Sit

Sit

Label
Sit
Title
Sit
Statement of responsibility
by Deborah Ellis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The seated child. With a single powerful image, Deborah Ellis draws our attention to nine children and the situations they find themselves in, often through no fault of their own. In each story, a child makes a decision and takes action, be that a tiny gesture or a life-altering choice.Jafar is a child laborer in a chair factory and longs to go to school. Sue sits on a swing as she and her brother wait to have a supervised visit with their father at the children's aid society. Gretchen considers the lives of concentration camp victims during a school tour of Auschwitz. Mike survives seventy-two days of solitary as a young offender. Barry squirms on a food court chair as his parents tell him that they are separating. Macie sits on a too-small time-out chair while her mother receives visitors for tea. Noosala crouches in a fetid, crowded apartment in Uzbekistan, waiting for an unscrupulous refugee smuggler to decide her fate.These children find the courage to face their situations in ways large and small, in this eloquent collection from a master storyteller
Summary
Short stories about children dealing with traumatic events. Each story is organized around the mental image of a sitting child.
Tone
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10611289
Cataloging source
CaOONL
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
juvenile
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stories
Label
Sit
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2de9016c-7ea7-441a-a89a-3395292934f4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781773060873
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Sit
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2de9016c-7ea7-441a-a89a-3395292934f4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781773060873
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Pasadena Public Library - Central LibraryBorrow it
      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
      29.6929282 -95.1969043
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