Coteau Books, Paperback, 9781550504620, 231pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2011
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The Fourth Down needs a drummer, and Sidney's easily the best in the school. But the all-male band has conditions for her to be allowed in--such as dressing like a girl. Accustomed to invisibility, Sid soon discovers the consequences to her makeover. It's not only that playing kit in a skirt is impractical. But as someone once taunted about her sexuality for being a drum-playing girl who likes shop class, now Sid is forced to deal with guys who think her new look makes her fair game. Sidney begins to realize the price of compromising who you really are.
About the Author
Karen Bass is the multi-award-winning author of four previous novels for young adult readers. Graffiti Knight won the CLA Young Adult Book Award, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, the R. Ross Annett Award for Children s Literature, and the CAA Exporting Alberta Award. Karen lives in Hythe, Alberta, where she was the public library manager for sixteen years before turning to full-time writing.