by Peter C. Conrad
In the 1990s I was working as a teacher with students that had been facing challenges in their home lives and at school. Tapping experiences from my own youth I wrote several young adult novels.
Two Streams, is based on a short story of the same title, broadcast on CBC radio in 1986. Two Streams is a fast moving story about Ed, a new kid who refuses to follow the crowd. He finds himself at odds with his classmates, especially Robert, a bully who is the captain of the hockey team.
Ed refuses to be told what to do by his brother or by his classmates. Ignoring their threats, he volunteers to help with special needs children. When he is challenged, Ed discovers that he has the inner strength to do what he thinks is right.