An intensely honest and personal memoir about physical and emotional recovery.
Recommended grade level: 8 and up
Pages: 336 (for ISBN 9781400096428)
Genre(s) and keywords: nonfiction, memoir, narrative nonfiction
Tone/Style: personal, honest, humorous
Topics: burn recovery, suicide
Themes: healing, mental illness, regaining something that was lost, discovering the purpose for one’s own actions
Summary: In 1991, fourteen-year-old Brent Runyon came home from school, doused his bathrobe in gasoline, put it on, and lit a match. Continue reading
Lewis Blake deals with heady issues of family, friendship, identity, and belonging in this candid and humorous story about life as a teenage Tuscarora Indian in 1975.
Recommended grade level: 6-9
Pages: 368 (for ISBN 9780545417303)
Genre(s) and keywords: historical fiction, realistic fiction, diverse, Native American protagonist Continue reading