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ITB: Survival and Struggles

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Survival/ Struggles 

 

 

The Breadwinner

 

 

Ellis, Deborah

2000

 

 

0-88899-419-2

Afghanistan

F-Ell

Refugee

Cultural

Daily Life

Oppression

Survival

Parvana is the only one small enough to disguise herself as a boy. The dangers of sneaking in and out of the house in search of food means survival for her family. Maps, end notes, glossary.            Grades 4+

 

 

Thunder Cave

 

 

Smith, Roland

1997

 

 

0-7868-0068-2

Africa

F-Smi

Adventure

Animals

Cultural

Poaching

Survival

Jake must get to his father in Africa where he is working as a field biologist. Yet the only way there is on a bike.

Excellent 6-Trait model. Maps.   Grades 4+

 

 

Jaguar

 

 

 

Smith, Roland

1997

 

 

0-7868-1312-1

Africa

F-Smi

Adventure

Animals

Cultural

Environment

Preservation

Survival

Jake’s voyage to the Amazon valley is mixed with adventure and survival. What are the dangers of starting a wildlife preserve where the animal skins are worth money?

Grades 4+

 

 

Dear Friend: Collaborator on the Underground Railroad

 

Bentley, Judith

1997

 

 

0-525-65156-X

America

F-Ben

Freedom

Abolition

Biography

Slavery

Survival

A journey on the Underground Railroad takes the reader into the multi-faceted network that brought freedom and death to the courageous few who helped slaves find freedom. End notes and index.         Grades 6+

 

 

Journey to the Bottomless Pit

 

Mitchell,Elizabeth

2004

 

 

0-670-05908-0

America

F-Mit

Freedom

Slavery

Survival

This story is about a journey into the Mammoth Caves where fleeing slaves hid while the waited for freedom. Timeline and maps.         Grades 4+

 

 

Leon’s Story

 

 

Tillage, Leon Walter

1997

 

 

0-439-28319-1

America

F-Til

Race

Autobiog.

Freedom

Sharecrop

Survival

Written with a child’s voice, this memoir of life as a sharecropper’s son is a poignant retelling about the exposure to the devastation of racism. Endnotes.

Grades 3+

 

 

Shadow Spinner

 

 

 

Fletcher,

Susan

1998

 

 

0-689-81852-1

Iran

F-Fle

Slavery

Folklore

Friendship

Oppression

Storyteller

Survival

If Shahrazad runs out of stories, the Sultan will kill her. Marjan is brought to the palace to teach Shahrazad new stories. This is a dangerous mission. Strong voice and word choice. Endnotes.Grades 6+

 

 

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

 

Satrapi,Marjane

 

 

2003

 

 

0-375-42230-7

Iran

F-Sat

Oppression

Cultural

Family

Freedom

Persecution

War

A unique view inside a cultural that has endured many repressive regimes. This memoir is revolutionary since the story is written as a graphic novel. Historical foreword.

Grades 6+

 

 

Water Buffalo Days

 

 

Nhuong,Huynh Quang

1997

 

 

0-06-024957-9

Vietnam

F-Nhu

Cultural

Daily Life

Grief

Family

Friendship

An adventurous memoir of a young boy growing up in a village in Vietnam. Beautiful story of friendship between a boy and his water buffalo.

 

Grades 2+

  

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