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A Step Toward Falling

Title

A Step Toward Falling

Authors

Cammie McGovern

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780062271136

Pages

384 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When their inaction during an attack on a disabled girl earns them community service at a center for people with disabilities, Emily and Lucas bond while trying to make up for their mistake, and wonder if they can make it right with the girl who suffered because of them.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

HL730L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Separation; Kinship care; Physical disability; Developmental disability; Illness; separated parents; grandparents raising grandchildren; low vision; Down syndrome; adult with a developmental disability; heart attack

Main Character

female teenager; adult female

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and grandmother

Awards

Booklist Book Review Stars, 2015

Keywords

play; acting; rape; trauma; community service; relationships; love; rules; football; jobs; activism

Diversity Impact

direct

A Step Toward Falling


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