Nora Martin

A Perfect Snow

«See how the wind has smoothed everything over, covering all the tracks and scars like a protective blanket. It's a perfect snow… I just love the way snow hides the messes people make. It's like getting a second chance.» Seventeen-year-old Ben has just moved from a ranch where his dad was the foreman, to a trailer park in a medium-sized town where his dad doesn't have a job. His dad has become friends with a local mechanic who runs what initially seems to be a men's support group but is in fact a white supremacist organization. Ben's dad finds it easy to believe the rhetoric and is soon blaming gays, Jews and other groups for all his problems.At first, Ben is drawn in and participates in the group's horrible activities, but with the help of new friends who challenge his thinking, he realizes the danger in propagating hatred. Ben may be able to save himself, but have his Dad and younger brother already gone too far? Recognition A Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award An NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People A Junior Library Guild Selection Reviews «Vividly realized and the timely premise will provoke thought as well as discussion in and out of the classroom.»-Booklist
117 printed pages


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