The Truth Commission

Normandy Pale is a high school junior at the Green Pastures Academy of Art and Applied Design.  This is the year she is supposed to come into her own and come out from under the shadow of her brilliant older sister Keira, who as a teen became a best-selling graphic novelist.  Normandy turns to her writing, her needlework, and the “truth commission.”  Her friends have started the project because they believe the theory that the truth can heal.  So they begin asking people truths about things that other people already suspect. Things go well until it leads straight back to Keira and her dysfunctional family.  The book is Normandy’s “narrative nonfiction” project at school, complete with footnotes, drawings, and notes to her creative writing teacher.  The characters are real and the language is witty. mjw
Title: The Truth Commission
Author: Susan Juby
: Trevor Cooper
: Penguin Teen, Canada Books, Inc.
: 2017
Original Language
: English
Original Publisher
: Razorbill.  Toronto, Canada
Original Copyright
: 2105
: 978-0-14-318916-9
Paperback pages
: 320
Age range
: 14 up
: Narrative Nonfiction
Book setting
: Vancouver Island
Author’s ethnicity
: Canadian
Author’s residence
: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Canadian
Illustrator’s residence
: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
: Sheila A. Egoff Award for Children’s Literature, Amy Mothers Teen Book Award
: Art students, High school, Humor, Siblings, Values and virtues, Writing

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