Hurt Go Happy

Title

Hurt Go Happy

Authors

Ginny Rorby

Publisher

Tom Doherty Associates

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780765314420

Pages

272 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When thirteen-year-old Joey Willis, deaf since the age of six, meets Dr. Charles Mansell and his chimpanzee Sukari, who use sign language, her world blooms with possibilities but that of the chimp begins to narrow.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

870L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Step parent; Family violence; Physical disability; step father; abusive father; deaf; deaf teenager

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and step father

Awards

Schneider Family Book Award, 2008, Winner, Teen
Best Children's Books, 2006 Children's Book
Book Sense Great Reading Group Suggestions,
New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2006 Stories for Older Readers
Teachers' Choices, 2007 Advanced

Keywords

chimpanzee; animal rights; eldery; sign language; independence; friendship; school for the deaf; animal testing; lip reading

Diversity Impact

direct

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