The Weight of Water



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The Weight of Water
Sarah Crossan

A verse novel about the search for one’s own story, this one introduces the reader to 12-year-old Kasienka. Looking for her father, she and her mother migrated from Poland to England. Life, however, poses many challenges for Kasienka: bullying in school, living in a run down flat and having to share a bed with her mother. Only slowly does Kasienka meet people she can connect with and in turn manages to pursue that happy life she envisioned in the first place.

/ · · 2012

Critical edition

Crossan, Sarah. The Weight of Water. Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2013. 256 pp., ISBN 9781408830239

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In favour of this entry

  • Award-winning
  • Beyond the US and the UK
  • Intercultural perspectives
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text

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