Dancing Naked

Dancing NakedDancing 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 2002
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