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My Time as Caz Hazard

Title

My Time as Caz Hazard

Authors

Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Publisher

Orca Book Publishers

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9781551433196

Pages

128 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Caz thinks she has a pretty good reason when she punches her boyfriend in the face, but she gets expelled anyway. Moving to a new school, she is told she is dyslexic and sent to special education classes. Caz tries to fit in and get by while suffering the taunts and abuse that others throw at the students in her class. Her friendship with Amanda leads her into new territory--shoplifting and skipping school. Coupled with her parents' impending separation, her life is spiraling out of control.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Separation; separated parents; separate homes

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

separated parents

Keywords

dyslexia; learning disability; special education; bullying; expulsion; new school

Diversity Impact

direct

My Time as Caz Hazard

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