Skateway to Freedom

Skateway to Freedom

Book - 2008 | 3rd ed
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Short-listed for the 1995 Silver Birch Award



Eleven-year-old Josie Grun escapes from Communist East Germany with her mother and father one dark night in 1989 just months before the Berlin Wall comes tumbling down. Braving border guards, barbed wire, and rifle shots, Josie reluctantly turns her back on her best friend, Greta, and all that was once familiar. She crosses the ocean to join her uncle in Calgary, attempts to learn a foreign language, and overcomes the prejudices of her schoolmates in order to forge a new life. Clinging to the passion that has always been a comfort, her figure skating, she enters a local competition to prove that she is free on the ice and off.

Publisher: Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2008, c1993
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9781550027198
Branch Call Number: ALMA
Characteristics: 124 p. : port. ; 21 cm

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