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Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
Touching Spirit Bear

Mat, April 7, 2009

I just finished teaching this book in my 9th Grade English class in a low income junior high school. The kids really liked the book a lot. The reading level worked out well; most students had no problem reading it, but it still kept the interest of the higher level students. There are a lot of great lessons for 9th grade students in this book like not being controlled by outside forces, and caring for other individuals. I think many of my students identified with the main character who is labelled as a "juvenile delinquent." The only thing the students didn't really like was the ending. (When we were graphing the plot, many said the climax was when the main character, Cole, gets mauled by a bear. This occurs very early in the story.) Overall, it is a great book for students. I'd teach it again.
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American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
American Born Chinese

Mat, June 27, 2007

This is my most favorite graphic novel. It has amazing art and works three stories into one amazing piece.
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