Coming Of Age

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This compelling classic of a boy's coming-of-age during the Civil War is based on stories the author's grandfather told her about his own life.

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Appropriate for high school audiences, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter follows Julia Reyes, a rebellious teenager and the child of Mexican immigrants, as she struggles with severe depression and family tensions after the unexpected death of her older sister, Olga. Unlike Julia, Olga lived a…

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This coming–of–age novel is a wonderful multicultural selection about a Cuban–Polish–American girl whose Cuban grandmother insists that her family hold a Quinceanera celebration to mark her 15th birthday. Although hesitant at first, Violet begins to research her roots,…

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From the first page, this heartwarming novel will grab your students and keep them turning pages. When Robert is forced to come to grips with his father's mortality and the sacrifice of his dearest possession, his pet pig, to feed his family, he must quickly grow up. There is no finer coming-of-age…

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…Sawyer is generally considered the first genuine American coming-of-age novel. Our Literary Touchstone Classics are unabridged, complete texts, and come with unbelievable prices. Each book is a value-priced, high-quality trade paperback, which you will receive for at least 50% off retail. Your…

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This classic coming-of-age novel about a ten-year-old boy growing up in the Ozark Mountains with his inseparable pair of coonhounds is a great novel for middle school students. Themes of loyalty and family make Where the Red Fern Grows a great introduction to meaningful literature. This book is…

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In the summer of 1889, when Bob is just a young boy, a mysterious and charismatic man rides into town to join homesteaders as they take a stand against a bullying cattle rancher. In this coming-of-age novel that will touch your students, a young mans life is forever changed as he realizes he wants…

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Your students will enjoy this heart-warming coming-of-age novel that explores race, love, and the concept of home. The Secret Life of Bees is an easy read that combines unbridled compassion with female empowerment, but it appeals to boys as well because of its humor, kindhearted characters, and…

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The Contender, a realistic young adult novel about friendship and the burdens of growing up among friends with problems, presents a modern story of moral dilemmas. The hero is confronted with a deteriorating, dangerous neighborhood, and he must make life-altering decisions that may very well…

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Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curaçao. War has always been a game to him, and he's eager to glimpse it firsthand—until the freighter he and his mother are traveling to the United States on is torpedoed. This exciting coming-of-age novel does touch on…

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The Outsiders is a coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of teenage gang wars in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Show your students how enjoyable studying The Outsiders can be with the The Outsiders Prestwick House Activity Pack. This title-specific, reproducible Activity Pack contains dozens of activities…

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The Outsiders is a coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of teenage gang wars in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Show your students how enjoyable studying The Outsiders can be with the The Outsiders Prestwick House Activity Pack. This title-specific, reproducible Activity Pack contains dozens of activities…

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