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Tears of a Tiger
Contributor(s): Draper, Sharon M. (Author)

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ISBN: 0689806981     ISBN-13: 9780689806988
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Binding Type: Mass Market Paperbound
Published: February 1996
* Out of Print *

Annotation: With perceptiveness and compassion, Draper portrays an African-American teenager who feels driven to consider suicide in the wake of a devastating tragedy.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | People & Places - United States - African American
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Death, Grief, Bereavement
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Emotions & Feelings
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 94010278
Age Level: 14-17
Grade Level: 9-12
Lexile Measure: 700(Not Available)
Series: Hazelwood High Trilogy
Physical Information: 0.56" H x 4.2" W x 7.05" L (0.23 lbs) 192 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Topical - Death/Dying
- Catalog Heading - Language Arts
- Curriculum Strand - Language Arts
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Awards: Virginia Readers Choice Award, Winner, High School, 1997
Coretta Scott King Award, Winner, New Talent/Author, 1995
Review Citations: Booklist 01/01/2001 pg. 977
Publishers Weekly 01/15/1996
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 12489
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 4.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Andy tackles his guilt and grief in the first book of Sharon M. Draper's award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy.

Tigers don't cry--or do they? After the death of his longtime friend and fellow Hazelwood Tiger in a car accident, Andy, the driver, blames himself and cannot get past his guilt and pain. While his other friends have managed to work through their grief and move on, Andy allows death to become the focus of his life. In the months that follow the accident, the lives of Andy and his friends are traced through a series of letters, articles, homework assignments, and dialogues, and it becomes clear that Tigers do indeed need to cry.

Contributor Bio(s): Draper, Sharon M.: - Sharon M. Draper is a New York Times bestselling author and recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. She has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire, and was most recently awarded the Charlotte Huck Award for Stella by Starlight. Her novel Out of My Mind has won multiple awards and was a New York Times bestseller for over three years. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. Visit her at SharonDraper.com.
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