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Title

Bait

Authors

Alex Sanchez

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9781416937722

Pages

239 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Diego keeps getting into trouble because of his explosive temper until he finally finds a probation officer who helps him get to the root of his anger so that he can stop running from his past.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

HL630L

Topic

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Disability and Health; Family member death; Step parent; Incarceration; Family violence; Multicultural; Mental illness; death of a parent; death of a step father; step father; jail; sexual abuse; abusive father; juvenile detention; multiple cultures; cutting; self-harm

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Hispanic / White

Family Formation

mother

Awards

Florida Book Award, 2009, Gold, Young Adult Literature; Tom's Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, 2011, Winner; Rainbow List, 2010 Fiction; School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2009

Keywords

rape; anger; temper; questioning; immigration; probation officer; healing; shark tooth; molestation; fighting

Diversity Impact

direct

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