Fighting for Dontae

Fighting for Dontae

by Mike Castan




Javier's life is going nowhere fast. He hates seventh grade, his father's locked up, and his mother can't be relied on. He and his friends are in a gang; but he doesn't even know why he joined the Playaz in the first place, since hanging with them is like asking for trouble from the cops. When he is assigned to work with the special education class, Javier thinks that the one thing he had going for him in middle school--his social life--is over. Little by little, though, Javier realizes that he actually enjoys reading to Dontae, a severely disabled boy his age. When everything else around him is falling apart, working with Dontae becomes the one thing worth fighting for.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823423484
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.82(w) x 8.33(h) x 0.73(d)
Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author

Mike Castan is a writer who has been an actor and a middle-grade substitute teacher. He is the author of The Price of Loyalty, which Booklist called a "stirring first novel." He lives in California.

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