MELANIE FLORENCE is a proud Cree and a full-time writer currently based in Toronto. She is the author of the Righting Canada’s Wrongs: Residential Schools, the YA novel The Missing, the Lorimer SideStreets title One Night, and Recordbooks title Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuk to Play in the NHL, which was chosen as an Honor Book by The American Indian Library Association. As a freelance journalist, Melanies byline has appeared in magazines including Dance International, Writer, Parents Canada, and Urban Male Magazine.
A lack of educational and career opportunities, medical support and counselling on Native reserves leads to a rash of teen suicides. Can Floyd turn around his community's descent into crisis before it's too late?