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Stick Boy

Title

Stick Boy

Authors

Joan T. Zeier

Publisher

Macmillan Publishing Company

Publication Year

1993

ISBN

9780689318351

Pages

135 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When a seven-inch growth spurt in the sixth grade makes skinny, self-conscious Eric a school misfit and the victim of the class bully, he is led to befriend Cynthia, a proud and spirited black girl who is disabled.

Grade Level

3-5

Topic

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Foster care; Single parent; Divorce; Physical disability; foster child; single mother; divorced parents; paralysis

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Outstanding Books by Wisconsin Authors and Illustrators, 1994, Winner

Keywords

bullies; bullying; friendship; changing schools; private school; growth spurt

Diversity Impact

direct

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