Castle Crenshaw is a boy who lives on the poor side of town. His father was
an alcoholic. When his mom finally grabbed Castle to run away from the
dad, the dad tried to shoot at both of them. Castle had rage inside of him.
He was always in trouble at school, unable to control his rage when others
made disparaging remarks about him, his life, or his mom. When Castle
joins a track team, his life, (inside and out), starts to change…
This student packet contains reading comprehension strategies, reflections,
and critical thinking. Students are expected to back up their answers with
evidence from the story.