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The Resource Forged by fire, by Sharon M. Draper

Forged by fire, by Sharon M. Draper

Label
Forged by fire
Title
Forged by fire
Statement of responsibility
by Sharon M. Draper
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Teenage Gerald, who has spent years protecting his fragile half-sister from their abusive father, faces the prospect of one final confrontation before the problem can be solved. "Gerald Nickelby, a minor character in 'Tears of a Tiger' (1994), emerges full-fledged and courageous in this companion story. His stable life with a firm but loving aunt (who is caring for him while his mother serves a prison sentence for child neglect) is shattered when his mother returns to claim him on his ninth birthday. With her is a young daughter, Angel, to whom Gerald is drawn, and her husband, Jordan, whom Gerald instinctively dislikes. When Gerald learns that Jordan is sexually abusing Angel, he risks physical assault and public embarrassment to rescue her. Although written in a more conventional form than the earlier novel, the dialogue is still convincing, and the affection between Angel and Gerald rings true. With so much tragedy here (the car crash and death of Gerald's friend Rob in Tears are again recounted, though Draper, thankfully, stops before Andy Jackson's suicide), there is some danger of overloading the reader. Nevertheless, Draper faces some big issues (abuse, death, drugs) and provides concrete options and a positive African American role model in Gerald." - Booklist Review
Member of
Summary
After surviving a fire, Gerald experiences separation from his mother, the loss of his great aunt, and life with his stepsister's abusive father
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Coretta Scott King Award, Author Category, 1998.
  • Parents' Choice Award for Story Books, 1997.
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, Middle Books, 2001.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 1998
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1998
Awards note
  • Coretta Scott King Award, author, 1998.
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, 2001.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
076027
Cataloging source
TCH
Dewey number
  • 813
  • [Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
780
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7 .D766
LC item number
F67 1998
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780
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Hazelwood High trilogy
Series volume
0002
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Forged by fire, by Sharon M. Draper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Companion volume to: Tears of a tiger
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13616826
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
156 pages
Isbn
9781439527948
Isbn Type
(Paw Prints)
Lccn
96002763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49787927
  • (OCoLC)49787927
Label
Forged by fire, by Sharon M. Draper
Publication
Copyright
Note
Companion volume to: Tears of a tiger
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13616826
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
156 pages
Isbn
9781439527948
Isbn Type
(Paw Prints)
Lccn
96002763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49787927
  • (OCoLC)49787927

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