Tears of a Tiger

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Tears of a Tiger
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Author Sharon M. Draper
Illustrator Simon Pulse
Country United States
Series Hazelwood Trilogy
Genre Realistic fiction
Publisher Atheneum
Publication date
Media type Print(hardcover)
Pages 162
ISBN 978-0-689-80698-8
Followed by Forged by Fire

Tears of a Tiger is a fiction novel written by Sharon M. Draper.[1][2] It was first published by Atheneum in 1994, and later on February 1, 1996 by Simon Pulse, and is part of the Hazelwood Trilogy. It depicts the story of a seventeen-year-old African American boy named Andy, who feels deeply guilty for inadvertently causing his best friend's death through drunk driving. The story is told through multiple different formats such as journal entries, first person narratives, and newspaper articles.[3]


  1. ^ Trupe, Alice (2006). Thematic Guide to Young Adult Literature. Greenwood. p. 1. ISBN 9780313332340. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Hinton, KaaVonia (2008). Sharon M. Draper: Embracing Literacy. Scarecrow Press. pp. 9–38. ISBN 0810859858. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Brooks, Wanda M.; McNair, Jonda C. (2007). Embracing, Evaluating, and Examining African American Children's and Young Adult Literature. Scarecrow Press. pp. 120–121. ISBN 9780810860278. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 

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