Skateway to Freedom (Paperback)

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Skateway to Freedom (Paperback)


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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.

Ann Alma is the author of Under Emily's Sky (available from Dundurn), Summer of Adventures (Sono Nis), Summer of Changes (Sono Nis), and Something to Tell (Riverwood). she lives in South Slocan, British Columbia.
Product Details ISBN: 9781550027198
ISBN-10: 1550027190
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication Date: April 4th, 2008
Pages: 136
Language: English