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The Cay by
Philip, an adolescent white boy who is blinded in a torpedo attack at sea during World War II, acquires a new type of vision, courage, and love when he is stranded on a tiny Caribbean island with Timothy, a kind, elderly black man.
The Diary of Anne Frank : and Related Readings
Literature Connections English
Contains the play that tells the story of Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl who kept a diary during two years of hiding from the Germans in an Amsterdam attic, with related readings including "The Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank, a memoir, a poem, oral history of a Holocaust survivor, a personal narrative, and the nonfictional story of how the Gentiles saved the Jews.
Fever Crumb by
Foundling Fever Crumb has been raised as an engineer although females in the future London, England, are not believed capable of rational thought, but at age fourteen she leaves her sheltered world and begins to learn startling truths about her past while facing danger in the present.
The Giver by
Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Island of the Blue Dolphins by
Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.
The Whale Rider
The Whale Rider
As her beloved grandfather, chief of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, struggles to lead in difficult times and to find a male successor, young Kahu is developing a mysterious relationship with whales, particularly the ancient bull whale whose legendary rider was their ancestor.