Touching Snow

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About The Book

M. Sindy Felin’s National Book Award finalist is in paperback for the first time. Karina has plenty to worry about on the last day of seventh grade: finding three Ds and a C on her report card again, getting laughed at by everyone again, being sent to the principal—again. But she’s too busy dodging the fists of her stepfather and looking out for her sisters to deal with school. This is the story of a young girl coming of age amidst the violent waters that run just beneath the surface of suburbia—a story that has the courage to ask: How far will you go to protect the ones you love?

About The Author

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M. Sindy Felin was born in Brooklyn, New York to Hatian immigrants and grew up in suburban Rockland County. She was the first person in her extended family to have been born in the United States, and the first girl to attend college--she graduated from Wesleyan University in 1994. Touching Snow is her first novel. Sindy lives just outside Washington, D.C

Awards and Honors

  • National Book Award Finalist
  • Garden State Children's Book Award Nominee (NJ)
  • ALA Best Books For Young Adults
  • Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best
  • Texas Tayshas High School Reading List
  • NYPL Best Books for Teens

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