|Year of Publication||2007|
|Number of Pages||172|
|Descriptors||Children's Rights; English Language; Friendship; Novel; School|
The yearly English class speech presentation is drawing closer and Griffin can’t stand the thought of getting up in front of his class and embarrassing himself like he did last year. In order to avoid his turn at public speaking, Griffin and his friend Bryan come up with the plan that Griffin can become ‘speechless’ in protest of child soldiers in Africa. However, what Griffin is unaware of is how much the fraudulent stand will actually begin to affect his own life and his beliefs; what started out as an excuse suddenly turns into something much more. This middle reader was written by Valerie Sherrard who presently resides in Miramichi, New Brunswick.
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Atlantic Canadian Books for Children and Young Adults 1978 - 2011