Monday, April 11, 2011

More History/Cultural Reads

Here's a few more titles that would make great cross-curriculum assignments:

Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy. Wonderful glimpse into the culture of Afghanistan through the eyes of a girl with a cleft lip during the earlier stages of America's presence there.

The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson. Follows a family during the mid-90's conflict in Kosovo and their emigration to Vermont.

When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka. A Japanese family is removed from their home, along with thousands of others, and placed in an interment camp during WWII. Another resource on this topic is a Fort Minor song titled, "Kenji."

Please see the previous post for info about M.T. Anderson's amazing books set before and during the Revolutionary War.

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