WHO IS TANKSY?
Publisher: Orca Currents '8-14'
Release date: 27/08/2019
'Modern, fun and politically engaging. A great read with the potential to light that spark in the leaders and activists of tomorrow.'—CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials
Thirteen-year-old Tanya Kofsky is invisible. She hates that no one listens to her, at home or at her new school. So as student elections get underway, Tanya starts secretly painting controversial images on the walls of the school. Soon everyone is talking about this amazing artist with a lot to say.
The election results turn out to be a catalyst for more rebellion. And not just from students. Teachers, tired of the principal's authoritarian leadership, start promoting self-expression. Even the lunch ladies join in, ignoring the strictly controlled menu and serving more nutritious and culturally diverse fare.
But can this revolution affect real change? Or will speaking up lead to complete disaster?
'A great read with the potential to light that spark in the leaders and activists of tomorrow.' -CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials
'This story would be perfect to include as part of a unit on social justice and bringing about change.' —49th Shelf blog
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