Collateral Damage

Title

Collateral Damage

Publisher

Darby Creek

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781467780506

Pages

128 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Ty is very proud of his father's accomplishments as a U.S. Army sargeant, but when a brain injury and partial paralysis send his father home from Afghanistan in a wheelchair, Ty finds it hard to balance schoolwork, basketball, a girlfriend, and friends with the time and effort required to care for him.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

620L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Military families; Physical disability; Neurological disorder; father in the military; wheelchair user; paralysis; brain injury

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Family Formation

mother and father

Keywords

Afghanistan; war; high school; basketball; support group; caretaker; abandoned by mother; veterans

Diversity Impact

direct

Collateral Damage

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