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Written by Jean Ferris, Bad tells the story of a sixteen-year-old caught robbing a convenience store, and will show your students that poor choices do not always make someone a bad person. With this Bad Response Journal, you’ll have an amazing selection of writing prompts for every chapter in…

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Written by Walter Dean Myers, Fallen Angels is a powerful novel, an updated version of All Quiet on the Western Front, and will introduce the concepts of war and racism in your classroom. From the perspective of a 17-year-old African-American soldier, your students will gain a true understanding of…

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Though reared as a Lenni Lenape, fifteen-year-old True Son, once called John Butler, was ordered back to the white man. It was impossible for True Son to believe that his people were white and not Native American. He had learned to hate the white man. And now he learned to hate his new father, his…

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Seven-year-old Kai Ting's life is pretty wretched. His aristocratic parents lost everything when they fled China, his mother died, and his father has married a Chinese-hating WASP. He has severe vision problems and "a body that made Tinker Bell look ruthless." Thus, he is prey to the neighborhood…

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Based on a true story, Passenger on the Pearl recounts the events and aftermath of the largest slave escape attempt in American history. In 1848, thirteen-year-old Emily Edmonson and seventy-six other slaves boarded a schooner called The Pearl, hoping to sail north to freedom. Soon after, the ship…

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Based on the real events of Operation Pedro Pan, a covert exodus where over 14,000 Cuban children were sent to the United States, The Red Umbrella is a moving story of culture, family, and identity. In 1961, two years after the Communist revolution, fourteen-year-old Lucía Álvarez…

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When six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam, her insistence on what she has seen and her mother's belief in her lead to a man's dramatic rescue. But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a conflict of historic proportions. The crisis quickly envelops not only…

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