Freak the Mighty

Title

Freak the Mighty

Publisher

Blue Sky Press

Publication Year

1993

ISBN

9780590474122

Pages

169 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

930L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Family member death; Incarceration; Legal guardianship; Single parent; Learning disability; Physical disability; legal guardian; grandparents raising grandchild; child living with relative; relatives raising relative; mobility; prosthesis; learning disability; single mother; incarcerated father; deceased mother

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Keywords

canes; prosthetic legs; tall; giant; short; best friends; friendship; school; small town; imagination; summer

Diversity Impact

direct

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