Our Classroom Library
by Margaret Peterson Haddix Year Published: 1998 novel
Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend.
Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside.
Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?
by Elizabeth George Speare Year Published: 1957
Calico Captive is Elizabeth George Speare's first historical fiction children's novel. It was inspired by the true story of Susanna Willard Johnson (1730–1810) who, along with her family and younger sister, were kidnapped in an Abenakis Indian raid on Charlestown, New Hampshire in August 1754. The main events in Calico Captive, which occurred on the brink of the French and Indian War, were taken from Johnson's narrative diary A Narrative of the Captivity of Mrs. Johnson, which was first published in 1796. Calico Captive is told through the eyes of Miriam, Johnson's younger sister, and her imagined adventures.
by Ric O'Barry Year Published: 2009
Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose dolphin mistreatment and a serious human health risk. This movie is used to introduce our Social Issues.
by Lois Lowry Year Published: 1993
Full Text of the Book can be found here
by Phillip Noyce Year Published: 2014
We will be watching the film adaptation of The Giver movie at the end of the year to follow along with learning standard RL7.7: Comparing a written version to tis film coutnerpart by analyzing the effects of the techniques used.
You can watch a trailer for the movie here: The Giver Movie