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Forged by Fire
Contributor(s): Draper, Sharon M. (Author)

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ISBN: 0689818513     ISBN-13: 9780689818516
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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Binding Type: Mass Market Paperbound
Published: January 1998

Annotation: Fascinated by fire as a child, Gerald accidentally ignited his apartment and was sent to the home of his favorite aunt. Now he's back with his mom--where flames once again determine his future in the explosive sequel to "Tears of a Tiger."

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | People & Places - United States - African American
- Young Adult Fiction | Family - Blended Families
- Young Adult Fiction | Sports & Recreation - Basketball
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 96002763
Age Level: 14-17
Grade Level: 9-12
Lexile Measure: 780(Not Available)
Series: Hazelwood High Trilogy
Physical Information: 0.48" H x 4.29" W x 7.13" (0.20 lbs) 160 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Topical - Family
- Catalog Heading - Language Arts
- Curriculum Strand - Language Arts
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Awards: Coretta Scott King Award, Winner, Author, 1998
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 01/05/1998
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 14814
Reading Level: 4.7   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 5.0
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Publisher Description:
Will Gerald find the courage to stand up to his stepfather?

When his loving aunt dies, Gerald suddenly is thrust into a new home filled with anger and abuse. A brutal stepfather with a flaming temper and an evil secret makes Gerald miserable, and the only light in his grim life is Angel, his young stepsister. Gerald and Angel grow close as he strives to protect her from Jordan, his abusive stepfather, and from their substance-addicted mother. But Gerald learns, painfully, that his post can't be extinguished, and that he must be strong enough to face Jordan in a final confrontation, once and for all....

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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