Forrest Gump

Title

Forrest Gump

Authors

Winston Groom

Publisher

Vintage Books

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780307947390

Pages

240 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Six foot six, 242 pounds, and possessed of a scant IQ of 70, Forrest Gump is the lovable, surprisingly savvy hero of this classic comic tale. His early life may seem inauspicious, but when the University of Alabama’s football team drafts Forrest and makes him a star, it sets him on an unbelievable path that will transform him from Vietnam hero to world-class Ping-Pong player, from wrestler to entrepreneur. With a voice all his own, Forrest is telling all in a madcap romp through three decades of American history.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

1210L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical disability; Developmental disability; crooked spine; low IQ

Main Character

adult male

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother

Awards

Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 1996

Keywords

bullying; football; university; friendship; Vietnam War; US Presidents; Chinese President; chess; NASA; kindness; business owner; Alabama

Diversity Impact

indirect

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