DIVerse Families
 
Bruises

Title

Bruises

Publisher

Front Street/Lemniscaat

Publication Year

1995

ISBN

9781886910096

Pages

172 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother and aunt

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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