Forged by Fire by Sharon M. Draper
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Forged by Fire
By Sharon M. Draper

Forged by Fire

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Forged by Fire by Sharon M. Draper

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When Gerald was a child he was fascinated by fire. But fire is dangerous and powerful, and tragedy strikes. His substance-addicted mother is taken from him. Then he loses the loving generosity of a favorite aunt. A brutal stepfather with a flaming temper and an evil secret makes his life miserable. The one bright light in Gerald's life is his little half sister, Angel, whom he struggles to protect from her father, Jordan Sparks, who abuses her, and from their mother, whose irresponsible behavior forces Gerald to work hard to keep the family together. As a teenager, Gerald finds success as a member of the Hazelwood Tigers basketball team, while Angel develops her talents as a dancer. Trouble still haunts them, however, and Gerald learns, painfully, that young friends can die and old enemies must be faced. In the end he must stand up to his stepfather alone in a blazing confrontation. Sharon M. Draper has interwoven characters and events from her previous novel, Tears of a Tiger, in this unflinchingly realistic portrayal of poverty and child abuse. It is an inspiring story of a young man who rises above the tragic circumstances of his life by drawing on the love and strength of family and friends.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780689818516
ISBN-10: 0689818513
Format: Paperback
(184mm x 108mm x 12mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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"If there's only one book teens and parents (and everyone else) can read this year, Out of My Mind should be it."--The Denver Post

Shadows of Caesar's Creek by Sharon M. Draper Shadows of Caesar's Creek, Paperback (September 2011)

Ziggy and friends are excited about their overnight camping trip to Caesar's Creek State Park--named after a Shawnee chief. Their camp counselor fills the campers' imaginations with stories about her ancestors. When Ziggy and the gang decide to test their courage, things don't go quite as planned. Illustrations.

Lost in the Tunnel of Time by Sharon M. Draper Lost in the Tunnel of Time, Paperback (July 2011)

From a map Ziggy and his friends discover an old tunnel that was once used as a safe haven by escaped slaves. While checking out the tunnel, the trap door gets stuck and the boys are forced to use the old, dark, damp tunnels that just may be haunted.

Buried Bones Mystery by Sharon M. Draper Buried Bones Mystery, Paperback (July 2011)

Includes a preview of the upcoming Clubhouse mystery, Lost in the tunnel of time.

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Author Biography - Sharon M. Draper

Sharon M. Draper is a New York Times bestselling author and recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. She has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire. Her Out of My Mind has won multiple awards and has been a New York Times bestseller for well over three years. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. Visit her at

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