DIVerse Families
 
Bruises

Title

Bruises

Publisher

Front Street/Lemniscaat

Pages

172 pages

Publication Year

1995

ISBN

9781886910096

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Family violence; Divorce; Legal guardianship; abusive parent; abusive mother; violent parent; rage; divorced parents; aunt raising nephew

Annotation

While living in Holland, Michael meets Judith, who is frightened, bullied, and beaten by her mother and blames herself for the abuse she is enduring.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Family Formation

single mother and aunt

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 1997; Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Thirteenth Edition, 1997; School Library Journal: Best Books for Young Adults, 1996; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1997

Keywords

friendship; secrets; fear

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Bruises

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