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Angry Management

Title

Angry Management

Authors

Chris Crutcher

Publisher

Greenwillow Books

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780060502478

Pages

246 pages

Genre

realism

Format

anthology

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Every kid in this group wants to fly. Every kid in this group has too much ballast. Mr. Nak's Angry Management group is a place for misfits. A place for stories. And, man, does this crew have stories. There's Angus Bethune and Sarah Byrnes, who can hide from everyone but each other. Together, they will embark on a road trip full of haunting endings and glimmering beginnings. And Montana West, who doesn't step down from a challenge. Not even when the challenge comes from her adoptive dad, who's leading the school board to censor the article she wrote for the school paper. And straightlaced Matt Miller, who had never been friends with outspoken genius Marcus James. Until one tragic week—a week they'd do anything to change—brings them closer than Matt could have ever imagined.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Health Conditions; Homosexuality; Family violence; Disfigurement; Divorce; Adoption; Interracial; Race discrimination; gay; gay teenager; gay father; lesbian mother; abusive parent; abusive father; scars; divorced parents; adopted teenager; adoptive sibling; interracial friendship; racism; prejudice

Main Character

male teenager; female teenagers

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

gay male; lesbian female

Awards

Best of the Best Books, 2009 Fiction
Rainbow List, 2010 Fiction
South Carolina Young Adult Book Award, 2011 - 2012
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

three novellas; high school; anger management; bullying; football; dating; censorship; religion

Diversity Impact

direct

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