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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