Things Fall Apart

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  1. kc_in_va

    kc_in_va Rookie

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    Jun 19, 2014

    This one isn't colonial time period, but was recommended to me and I thought it was good, if sad:

    A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
    by Linda Sue Park

    The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.
     
  2. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Jun 19, 2014

    You're putting the cart before the horse...pre read, THEN select.

    Also, you MUST ALWAYS keep your kids' needs, community sensibilities and district philosophy in mind. You'd be well advised to err on the side of caution as a new teacher in this district.
     
  3. dgpiaffeteach

    dgpiaffeteach Aficionado

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    Jun 19, 2014

    Our middle school teacher uses Chains. The kids love it. Not sure if that could fit.

    Watsons Go to Birmingham is a favorite and definitely something I'd feel comfortable teaching to 7th graders.
     

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