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The Broken Thread
Alina has always wanted to serve on the Isle of Weavers like so many women in her family before her. When she gets her chance it isn't anything like she imagined.
The first time Alina finally gets to see the magical tapestry into which the fates of individuals and nations are woven, she is drawn to a red thread – red like her own hair – which is short and broken, and she impulsively takes a strand of her hair and ties the red thread to a tawny thread nearby. Immediately, thousands of other threads in the tapestry break.She is horrified to realize that by reconnecting a thread that was meant to be broken, she has caused the end of thousands of other threads/lives. She must undo what she has done.
The Broken Thread is the 2010 winner of the R. Ross Annett Award for Children's Literature (Alberta Literary Awards), and is also a Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2009 title (VOYA magazine).
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