DIVerse Families
 
Search for Safety

Title

Search for Safety

Authors

John Langan

Publisher

Scholastic

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780545395489

Pages

128 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Ben McKee, a new student at Bluford High School, tries to hide the bruises covering his body from his teachers and his new friends.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Lexile Measure

HL650L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Step parent; Kinship care; Family violence; step father; nephew living with aunt; physical abuse; emotional abuse; abused child; abused mother; abusive step father

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Family Formation

mother and step father

Awards

YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2013

Keywords

high school; urban youth; part-time job; robbery; crime; police; escaping abuse

Diversity Impact

direct

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