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Orca Book Publishers, Oct 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 112 pages
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Liza, determined to prove that her mother's boyfriend is no good, starts researching the oil company he works for. Liza discovers a lawsuit against the company for compensation that is long overdue to Guatemalan farmers. She starts a group at school called GRRR! (Girls for Renewable Resources, Really!) and launches an attack on Argenta Oil. As her activism activities increase, her objections to her mother's boyfriend become political. She is learning to separate the personal from the political, but when her mother discovers her plans for a demonstration outside the Argenta Oil head office, the two collide in ways Liza least suspected.

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User Review  - JeneenNammar - LibraryThing

5th to 8th grade. Sara Cassidy writes a fast paced, inspirational tale of teenage eco activism in hi-lo book Slick. Liza is a teenager upset over her parent's divorce and her mother's new boyfriend ... Read full review

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Sara Cassidy has worked as a professional clown, a youth hostel manager, a tree planter in five Canadian provinces and a human-rights witness in Guatemala. Her poetry, fiction and articles have been widely published, and she has won a Gold National Magazine Award. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her three children. More information about Sara can be found at:

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