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Stoner & Spaz

Title

Stoner & Spaz

Authors

Ronald Koertge

Publisher

Ronald Koertge

Publication Year

2002

ISBN

9780763657574

Pages

169 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A troubled youth with cerebral palsy struggles toward self-acceptance with the help of a drug-addicted young woman.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

490L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Kinship care; Addiction; Physical disability; Developmental disability; grandparents raising grandchildren; mobility; cerebal palsy; smoking; drug addiction; substance abuse

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

grandmother

Awards

Garden State Teen Book Award, 2005
Fiction Grades 9-12
Georgia Peach Teen Readers' Choice Award, 2004 - 2005
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2002
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2003 Audio Book
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2002
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2002
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2005 Own Your Freak

Keywords

self-discovery; film; acceptance; marijuana use; drugs; friendship; sobering up; teenage romance; high school

Diversity Impact

indirect

Stoner & Spaz


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