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  • ISBN: 0689818513 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780689818516 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0606133976 (Turtle Back)
  • ISBN: 9781439527948 (Paw Prints)
  • Physical Description: 156 pages ; 18 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 1998.

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General Note:
Companion volume to: Tears of a tiger.
Summary, etc.:
Teenage Gerald, who has spent years protecting his fragile half-sister from their abusive father, faces the prospect of one final confrontation before the problem can be solved. "Gerald Nickelby, a minor character in 'Tears of a Tiger' (1994), emerges full-fledged and courageous in this companion story. His stable life with a firm but loving aunt (who is caring for him while his mother serves a prison sentence for child neglect) is shattered when his mother returns to claim him on his ninth birthday. With her is a young daughter, Angel, to whom Gerald is drawn, and her husband, Jordan, whom Gerald instinctively dislikes. When Gerald learns that Jordan is sexually abusing Angel, he risks physical assault and public embarrassment to rescue her. Although written in a more conventional form than the earlier novel, the dialogue is still convincing, and the affection between Angel and Gerald rings true. With so much tragedy here (the car crash and death of Gerald's friend Rob in Tears are again recounted, though Draper, thankfully, stops before Andy Jackson's suicide), there is some danger of overloading the reader. Nevertheless, Draper faces some big issues (abuse, death, drugs) and provides concrete options and a positive African American role model in Gerald." - Booklist Review
Target Audience Note:
780 Lexile.
Awards Note:
Coretta Scott King Award, author, 1998.
Young Hoosier Book Award, 2001.
Subject: Child abuse > Juvenile fiction.
Stepfamilies > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Juvenile fiction.

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