Sliding Into Home

Sliding Into Home

by Nina M Vincent


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Thirteen-year-old Flip Simpson's ideal life just began to crumble. His adoptive parents are splitting up. He's moving from the only home he's ever known. He has to leave before his baseball team finishes the playoffs. And his little sister is his only companion. Flip folds under the weight of so much loss until he meets Ricki, an indigenous classmate who loves baseball and gives Flip a sense of pride in his Mayan roots, and Zorba, an eccentric houseboat dweller who is a cross between The Cat in the Hat and Willy Wonka. Zorba possesses an uncanny ability to sense Flip's fears and doubts and inspires the courage Flip needs to overcome both. Just as life begins to look up, Flip is faced with the challenge of a racist bully. Steve picks at the wounds Flip has tried so hard to mend and brings to the surface questions Flip didn't know he had about race, culture and belonging. Will Flip rise to the challenge and face Steve, or retreat into himself once again?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781986593496
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/26/2018
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Nina Vincent has worked with adolescent children in a group home setting as well as with street children in Oaxaca Mexico for a year and as a bilingual Spanish speaking counselor in a homeless shelter for five years. Nina has two grown sons and is currently raising her last child adopted from Guatemala. When not writing and being a mother Nina treats patients with acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine in her SF Bay area offices.
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