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
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. Sharon M. Draper has interwoven characters and events from her previous novel, Tears of a Tiger, in this unflinchingly realistic portrayal of poverty and child abuse. It is an inspiring story of a young man who rises above the tragic circumstances of his life by drawing on the love and strength of family and friends
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NYP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Draper, Sharon M.
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.D78325
LC item number
Fo 2013
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
The Hazelwood High trilogy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child abuse
  • Stepfamilies
  • Brothers and sisters
  • African Americans
  • Child abuse
  • Stepfamilies
  • Brothers and sisters
  • African Americans
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Forged by fire, Sharon M. Draper
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • First paperback edition published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1998
  • Includes excerpts of the author's Panic
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn852710655
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9781442489141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)852710655
Label
Forged by fire, Sharon M. Draper
Publication
Note
  • First paperback edition published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1998
  • Includes excerpts of the author's Panic
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn852710655
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9781442489141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)852710655

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