Gaff by Shan Correa

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Paul Silva lives in a magical place on a farm high in the hills of a lush, green Hawaiian island, where his disabled father raises, trains, and doctors to roosters cockfighting intended for cockfighting. The family business sickens Paul, but it s the only way his family can continue to live in the place he loves. Eventually, he must realize that being a man goes beyond wielding the power to hurt people and animals, and meet the tests of making decisions in a real world, which is far from a paradise.

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Shan Correa holds degrees from the University of Washington and the University of Hawaii. She has worked as a writing consultant, a freelance writer, and an editor and has published many newspaper articles and stories for children in magazines such as Cricket and Jack and Jill. Gaff is her first children's book. Correa lives in Hawaii.
Published April 1, 2010 by Peachtree Publishers. 224 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Although not as tightly crafted as Graham Salisbury’s stories, Correa’s debut evokes the lush mélange of sights, sounds and smells in 13-year-old Paulie’s multicultural neighborhood in Hawaii.

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