Dancing Naked

dancingnakedDancing Naked takes us with 16-year-old Kia on her journey through pregnancy and tough decisions. The novel begins, daringly, with a birth and ends, fittingly, with a rebirth. In between, we accompany Kia through emotional twists and turns as she finds the courage to follow her own path and, in doing so, changes the lives of an elderly woman and a youth worker at her church group.

Orca Book Publishers, 2001

Awards and Recognitions:

  • ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers 2003
  • ALA Best Book Nominee 2003
  • ALA Popular Paperback 2005
  • Canadian Library Association Y/A Honour Book 2012
  • White Pine Award 2002
  • The CCBC Our Choice List 2002
  • International Reading Association Choice For Young Adults

“Hrdlitschka manages to cover several sensitive topics with grace, care and insight with a cast of fully realized characters.” VOYA

The subject matter, plus strong writing and plotting invites recreational reading, also consider this for curriculum support.” Booklist