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Book Title: Summer Sanctuary|
The author of the book: Laurie Gray
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Edition: Luminis Books, Inc.
Date of issue: May 1st 2010
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Matthew knows that this summer is going to be the worst ever. His best friend Kyle is gone, his younger brother Mark has surpassed him in size and athletic ability, and his mother is pregnant for the fifth time. The eldest home-schooled son of a preacher, Matthew plans to bury himself in books about the speed of light and Einstein's Theory of Relativity to see if he can prove his own theory about the dilation of time. Instead, he befriends Dinah, a homeless teenager seeking refuge at the library. Although from very different backgrounds, Matthew and Dinah come to realize that they have a great deal in common--their love for music and for cans of olives and potato chips found in a supermarket dumpster that are just past the sell-by date... and maybe even for each other. Matthew struggles with his feelings for his own family as he helps Dinah avoid Child Welfare. And in the process, Dinah helps him discover that even the smallest acts of kindness can make a very big difference.
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Read information about the authorAn experienced trial attorney and child advocate, Laurie Gray is the founder of Socratic Parenting (www.SocraticParenting.com), co-creator of Token of Change™, and a consultant for Sophie’s Café (www.SophiesCafe.org). Laurie earned her B.A. from Goshen College and her J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She also works as an adjunct professor of criminal sciences for Indiana Tech and a bilingual child forensic interviewer at the Dr. Bill Lewis Center for Children in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has served on the faculty of the National Symposium on Child Abuse in Huntsville, Alabama, every spring since 2009.
Laurie is the author of three young adult novels: Summer Sanctuary (Luminis Books/ 2010), Maybe I Will (Luminis Books / 2013) and Just Myrto (Luminis Books / 2014). Her debut novel received a Moonbeam Gold Medal and was named a 2011 Indiana Best Book Finalist.
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