Here's a last minute book launch you won't want to miss
if you live in the Winnipeg area.
Finding Hope (Dundurn, 2016)
250 Hours (Coteau Books, 2015)
The Fall (Great Plains, 2013)
Tori by Design (Great Plains, 2011)
for the launch of her newest young adult novel
by Colleen Nelson
Hosted by broadcast journalist Joanne Kelly
Friday, February 3, 2017
McNally Robinson Booksellers
Grant Park in the Atrium
The book is described as follows on McNally Robinson's website for the event:
Close as brothers, Jakub’s and Lincoln’s lives diverge when Jakub gets a private school scholarship and Lincoln is lured into a gang.
Fifteen-year-old Jakub Kaminsky is the son of Polish immigrants, a good Catholic boy, and a graffiti artist. While his father sleeps, Jakub and his best friend, Lincoln, sneak out with spray paint to make their mark as Morf and Skar.
When Jakub gets a scholarship to an elite private school, he knows it’s his chance for a better life. But it means leaving Lincoln and the neighbourhood he calls home.
While Jakub’s future is looking bright, Lincoln’s gets shady as he is lured into his brother’s gang. Jakub watches helplessly as Lincoln gets pulled deeper into the violent world of the Red Bloodz. The Red Bloodz find out Jakub knows more than he should about a murder and want him silenced — for good. Lincoln has to either save his friend, or embrace life as one of the Red Bloodz.
Look for my review of Colleen Nelson's latest YA on CanLit for LittleCanadians within the week.