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The Resource Forged by fire, Sharon M. Draper

Forged by fire, Sharon M. Draper

Label
Forged by fire
Title
Forged by fire
Statement of responsibility
Sharon M. Draper
Creator
Author
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. When Gerald was a child he was fascinated by fire. But fire is dangerous and powerful, and tragedy strikes. His substance-addicted mother is taken from him. Then he loses the loving generosity of a favorite aunt. A brutal stepfather with a flaming temper and an evil secret makes his life miserable. The one bright light in Gerald's life is his little half sister, Angel, whom he struggles to protect from her father, Jordan Sparks, who abuses her, and from their mother, whose irresponsible behavior forces Gerald to work hard to keep the family together. As a teenager, Gerald finds success as a member of the Hazelwood Tigers basketball team, while Angel develops her talents as a dancer. Trouble still haunts them, however, and Gerald learns, painfully, that young friends can die and old enemies must be faced. In the end he must stand up to his stepfather alone in a blazing confrontation
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Coretta Scott King Award, Author Category, 1998.
  • 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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
076027
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Draper, Sharon M.
Index
no index present
Intended audience
780L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.D78325
LC item number
Fo 1997
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Reading level
4.7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Hazelwood High
Series volume
bk. 2
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child abuse
  • Stepfamilies
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Pyromania in children
  • African American basketball players
  • Children of women drug addicts
  • African American families
  • Child abuse
  • Stepfamilies
  • Brothers and sisters
  • African Americans
  • African American basketball players
  • African American families
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Child abuse
  • Children of women drug addicts
  • Pyromania in children
  • Stepfamilies
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Forged by fire, Sharon M. Draper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
293770
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9780689806995
Lccn
96002763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780689806995
  • (OCoLC)34658524
Label
Forged by fire, Sharon M. Draper
Publication
Copyright
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
293770
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9780689806995
Lccn
96002763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780689806995
  • (OCoLC)34658524

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