Book Reviews: Adolescent Literature

Yellow Line by Sylvia Olsen

There is a yellow line that exists between people in the town where Vince lives. It divides the First Nations from the white. Vince is just fine with the arrangement until one day he is forced to question everything that he and his family believe.

In this short novel for struggling readers, Olsen once again examines the struggle between First Nations and non-First Nations people, particularly within the context of a small town. Her insider knowledge brings a certain depth and authenticity to the story which is a credible glimpse into the lives of teenagers struggling to overcome intergenerational racism.

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