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We've listed several themes, topics, and other connections appropriate for class work and discussion. The Thematic Connections in each guide contain activities related to the individual title which can also be used to extend beyond the book.

Abandonment
Belle Prater's Boy / Ruth White
Chinese Cinderella / Adeline Yen Mah
The Egypt Game / Zilpha K. Snyder
Gib Rides Home / Zilpha K. Snyder
The Gypsy Game / Zilpha K. Snyder
Journey / Patricia Maclachlan
Lena / Jacqueline Woodson
The Egypt Game / Zilpha K. Snyder
Acceptance
Daughters of Eve / Lois Duncan
Don't Look Behind You / Lois Duncan
Down a Dark Hall / Lois Duncan
Driver's Ed / Caroline B. Cooney
Gallows Hill / Lois Duncan
A Gift of Magic / Lois Duncan
I Know What You Did Last Summer / Lois Duncan
Killing Mr. Griffin / Lois Duncan
Locked in Time / Lois Duncan
Lois Duncan Novels / Lois Duncan
Making Up Megaboy / Virginia Walter; graphics by Katrina Roeckelein
My Louisiana Sky / Kimberly Willis Holt
Ransom / Lois Duncan
Rumble Fish / S.E. Hinton
Stranger with My Face / Lois Duncan
Summer of Fear / Lois Duncan
Taming The Star Runner / S.E. Hinton
Tex / S.E. Hinton
They Never Came Home / Lois Duncan
The Third Eye / Lois Duncan
The Twisted Window / Lois Duncan
The Young Adult Novels of S.E. Hinton / S.E. Hinton
Adoption
Caught in the Act / Joan Lowery Nixon
Circle of Love / Joan Lowery Nixon
A Dangerous Promise / Joan Lowery Nixon
A Family Apart / Joan Lowery Nixon
In The Face of Danger / Joan Lowery Nixon
Keeping Secrets / Joan Lowery Nixon
The Orphan Train Adventures / Joan Lowery Nixon
A Place to Belong / Joan Lowery Nixon
Appearances
Belle Prater's Boy / Ruth White
Appreciation of Nature
The Brian Novels / Gary Paulsen
Brian's Return / Gary Paulsen
Brian's Winter / Gary Paulsen
The Divide / Michael Bedard; illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
The River / Gary Paulsen
Belonging
Gib Rides Home / Zilpha K. Snyder
Heroes / Robert Cormier
Brotherhood
A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt / C. Coco De Young
Building Character
Lucy's Wish / Joan Lowery Nixon
The Orphan Train Children / Joan Lowery Nixon
Will's Choice / Joan Lowery Nixon
Bullies
If I Forget, You Remember / Carol Lynch Williams
Caring for the Environment
Call Me Francis Tucket / Gary Paulsen
Mr. Tucket / Gary Paulsen
Tucket Adventures / Gary Paulsen
Tucket's Gold / Gary Paulsen
Tucket's Ride / Gary Paulsen
Challenges
Caught in the Act / Joan Lowery Nixon
Circle of Love / Joan Lowery Nixon
A Dangerous Promise / Joan Lowery Nixon
The Door in the Wall / Marguerite De Angeli
A Family Apart / Joan Lowery Nixon
Heroes / Robert Cormier
In The Face of Danger / Joan Lowery Nixon
Keeping Secrets / Joan Lowery Nixon
Making Up Megaboy / Virginia Walter; graphics by Katrina Roeckelein
The Orphan Train Adventures / Joan Lowery Nixon
A Place to Belong / Joan Lowery Nixon
Changes
The Divide / Michael Bedard; illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
If I Forget, You Remember / Carol Lynch Williams
Commitment
Another Way to Dance / Martha Southgate
Communication
Caught in the Act / Joan Lowery Nixon
Circle of Love / Joan Lowery Nixon
A Dangerous Promise / Joan Lowery Nixon
A Family Apart / Joan Lowery Nixon
The House You Pass on the Way / Jacqueline Woodson
In The Face of Danger / Joan Lowery Nixon
Keeping Secrets / Joan Lowery Nixon
The Orphan Train Adventures / Joan Lowery Nixon
A Place to Belong / Joan Lowery Nixon
The Sweetwater Run / by Andrew Glass; illustrated by the author
Convictions
Caught in the Act / Joan Lowery Nixon
Circle of Love / Joan Lowery Nixon
A Dangerous Promise / Joan Lowery Nixon
A Family Apart / Joan Lowery Nixon
In The Face of Danger / Joan Lowery Nixon
Keeping Secrets / Joan Lowery Nixon
The Orphan Train Adventures / Joan Lowery Nixon
A Place to Belong / Joan Lowery Nixon
Courage and Honor
The Adventure Novels of Will Hobbs / Will Hobbs
Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky / Faith Ringgold
The Century for Young People / Peter Jennings, Todd Brewster
Chinese Cinderella / Adeline Yen Mah
Downriver / Will Hobbs
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler / E.L. Konigsburg
Gib Rides Home / Zilpha K. Snyder
Heroes / Robert Cormier
Images of War
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer / Irene Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong
The Invisible Princess / Faith Ringgold; illustrated by the author
Ironman / Chris Crutcher
Island of the Blue Dolphins / Scott O'Dell
The Last Mission / Harry Mazer
A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt / C. Coco De Young
Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quartet / Madeleine L'Engle
Many Waters / Madeleine L'Engle
My Dream of Martin Luther King / Faith Ringgold
North by Night / Katherine Ayres
The Novels of Scott O'Dell / Scott O'Dell
The Red Badge of Courage / Stephen Crane
River Thunder / Will Hobbs
The Sign of the Beaver / Elizabeth George Speare
Soldier's Heart / Gary Paulsen
The Sweetwater Run / by Andrew Glass; illustrated by the author
A Swiftly Tilting Planet / Madeleine L'Engle
Talking to Faith Ringgold / Freeman; Faith Ringgold
Tar Beach / Faith Ringgold
Invisible Princess
Ties that Bind, Ties that Break / Lensey Namioka
Under the Blood Red Sun / Graham Salisbury
Vampire Bugs / Sharon Dennis Wyeth
A Wind in the Door / Madeleine L'Engle
A Wrinkle In Time / Madeleine L'Engle
Zia / Scott O'Dell
Customs and Traditions
Amy's Story / Susan Beth Pfeffer
Beth's Story / Susan Beth Pfeffer
Hannah and the Angels
Island of the Blue Dolphins / Scott O'Dell
Jo's Story / Susan Beth Pfeffer
Land of Hope / Joan Lowery Nixon
Last Chance in France / Linda Lowery Keep; illustrated by the author
Mardi Gras Mix-Up / Linda Lowery Keep
Meg's Story / Susan Beth Pfeffer
Mission Down Under / Linda Lowery Keep
The Novels of Scott O'Dell / Scott O'Dell
Portraits of Little Women / Susan Beth Pfeffer
Saving Uncle Sean / Linda Lowery Keep
Searching for Lulu / Linda Lowery Keep
Trouble on Ice / Linda Lowery Keep
Zia / Scott O'Dell
Dealing with Handicaps
The Witch of Blackbird Pond / Elizabeth Speare
Death and Dying
The Friends / Kazumi Yumoto
On My Honor / Marion Dane Bauer
The Pigman / Paul Zindel
Romeo & Juliet / William Shakespeare
Denial
Journey / Patricia Maclachlan
Making Up Megaboy / Virginia Walter; graphics by Katrina Roeckelein
Determination
Summer of the Monkeys / Wilson Rawls
Summer of the Monkeys / Wilson Rawls
Where the Red Fern Grows / Wilson Rawls
Discrimination
Caught in the Act / Joan Lowery Nixon
Circle of Love / Joan Lowery Nixon
A Dangerous Promise / Joan Lowery Nixon
A Family Apart / Joan Lowery Nixon
In The Face of Danger / Joan Lowery Nixon
Keeping Secrets / Joan Lowery Nixon
The Orphan Train Adventures / Joan Lowery Nixon
A Place to Belong / Joan Lowery Nixon
Diversity
The Giver / Lois Lowry
Lucy's Wish / Joan Lowery Nixon
The Orphan Train Children / Joan Lowery Nixon
Will's Choice / Joan Lowery Nixon
Dreams
Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky / Faith Ringgold
The Invisible Princess / Faith Ringgold; illustrated by the author
My Dream of Martin Luther King / Faith Ringgold
Satchmo's Blues / by Alan Schroeder; illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Talking to Faith Ringgold / Freeman; Faith Ringgold
Tar Beach / Faith Ringgold
Invisible Princess
Emotions
Cat Running / Zilpha K. Snyder
The Giver / Lois Lowry
Heroes / Robert Cormier
Making Up Megaboy / Virginia Walter; graphics by Katrina Roeckelein
Vampire Bugs / Sharon Dennis Wyeth
Ethical Dilemmas
The Egypt Game / Zilpha K. Snyder
The Gypsy Game / Zilpha K. Snyder
Heroes / Robert Cormier
The Egypt Game / Zilpha K. Snyder
Euthanasia
The Giver / Lois Lowry
Fame and Fortune
The Cricket in Times Square / by George Selden; drawings by Garth Williams
Family and Relationships
Another Way to Dance / Martha Southgate
Belle Prater's Boy / Ruth White
Bud, Not Buddy / Christopher Paul Curtis
Burning Up / Caroline B. Cooney
Caught in the Act / Joan Lowery Nixon
Chinese Cinderella / Adeline Yen Mah
Circle of Love / Joan Lowery Nixon
The Cricket in Times Square / by George Selden; drawings by Garth Williams
A Dangerous Promise / Joan Lowery Nixon
The Divide / Michael Bedard; illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
The Door in the Wall / Marguerite De Angeli
Driver's Ed / Caroline B. Cooney
The Egypt Game / Zilpha K. Snyder
A Family Apart / Joan Lowery Nixon
The Friends / Kazumi Yumoto
The Giver / Lois Lowry
The Gypsy Game / Zilpha K. Snyder
I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This / Jacqueline Woodson
If I Forget, You Remember / Carol Lynch Williams
Images of War
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer / Irene Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong
In The Face of Danger / Joan Lowery Nixon
Ironman / Chris Crutcher
Island of the Blue Dolphins / Scott O'Dell
Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns / Mary Quattlebaum
Journey / Patricia Maclachlan
Keeping Secrets / Joan Lowery Nixon
The Last Mission / Harry Mazer
Lena / Jacqueline Woodson
A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt / C. Coco De Young
Lily's Crossing / Patricia Reilly Giff
Making Up Megaboy / Virginia Walter; graphics by Katrina Roeckelein
My Louisiana Sky / Kimberly Willis Holt
The Novels of Scott O'Dell / Scott O'Dell
On My Honor / Marion Dane Bauer
The Orphan Train Adventures / Joan Lowery Nixon
The Pigman / Paul Zindel
A Place to Belong / Joan Lowery Nixon
The Red Badge of Courage / Stephen Crane
Rumble Fish / S.E. Hinton
Satchmo's Blues / by Alan Schroeder; illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Search for the Shadowman / Joan Lowery Nixon
Soldier's Heart / Gary Paulsen
Spite Fences / Trudy Krisher
Strudel Stories / Joanne Rocklin
Summer of the Monkeys / Wilson Rawls
Summer of the Monkeys / Wilson Rawls
Taming The Star Runner / S.E. Hinton
Tex / S.E. Hinton
The Egypt Game / Zilpha K. Snyder
Ties that Bind, Ties that Break / Lensey Namioka
Under the Blood Red Sun / Graham Salisbury
Vampire Bugs / Sharon Dennis Wyeth
The War with Grandpa / Robert K. Smith
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 / Christopher Paul Curtis
Where the Red Fern Grows / Wilson Rawls
The Witch of Blackbird Pond / Elizabeth Speare
The Young Adult Novels of S.E. Hinton / S.E. Hinton
Zia / Scott O'Dell
Fear and Anxiety
The Century for Young People / Peter Jennings, Todd Brewster
Images of War
Ironman / Chris Crutcher
The Last Mission / Harry Mazer
Lena / Jacqueline Woodson
Making Up Megaboy / Virginia Walter; graphics by Katrina Roeckelein
The Red Badge of Courage / Stephen Crane
The Sign of the Beaver / Elizabeth George Speare
Soldier's Heart / Gary Paulsen
Under the Blood Red Sun / Graham Salisbury
Freedom
Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky / Faith Ringgold
The Invisible Princess / Faith Ringgold; illustrated by the author
Land of Hope / Joan Lowery Nixon
My Dream of Martin Luther King / Faith Ringgold
Nightjohn / Gary Paulsen
North by Night / Katherine Ayres
Talking to Faith Ringgold / Freeman; Faith Ringgold
Tar Beach / Faith Ringgold
Invisible Princess
Friendship
The Adventure Novels of Will Hobbs / Will Hobbs
Another Way to Dance / Martha Southgate
Belle Prater's Boy / Ruth White
Cat Running / Zilpha K. Snyder
The Cricket in Times Square / by George Selden; drawings by Garth Williams
Downriver / Will Hobbs
Driver's Ed / Caroline B. Cooney
The Egypt Game / Zilpha K. Snyder
The Friends / Kazumi Yumoto
Gib Rides Home / Zilpha K. Snyder
The Gypsy Game / Zilpha K. Snyder
The House You Pass on the Way / Jacqueline Woodson
I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This / Jacqueline Woodson
If I Forget, You Remember / Carol Lynch Williams
Images of War
Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns / Mary Quattlebaum
The Last Mission / Harry Mazer
Lily's Crossing / Patricia Reilly Giff
My Louisiana Sky / Kimberly Willis Holt
On My Honor / Marion Dane Bauer
The Pigman / Paul Zindel
The Red Badge of Courage / Stephen Crane
River Thunder / Will Hobbs
Search for the Shadowman / Joan Lowery Nixon
The Sign of the Beaver / Elizabeth George Speare
The Slave Dancer / Paula Fox
Soldier's Heart / Gary Paulsen
Spite Fences / Trudy Krisher
The Egypt Game / Zilpha K. Snyder
Under the Blood Red Sun / Graham Salisbury
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 / Christopher Paul Curtis
Gender Issues
The Adventure Novels of Will Hobbs / Will Hobbs
Downriver / Will Hobbs
River Thunder / Will Hobbs
The Sign of the Beaver / Elizabeth George Speare
Genealogy
Search for the Shadowman / Joan Lowery Nixon
Strudel Stories / Joanne Rocklin
Getting along with others
Nightjohn / Gary Paulsen
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 / Christopher Paul Curtis
Good vs. Evil
Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quartet / Madeleine L'Engle
Many Waters / Madeleine L'Engle
A Swiftly Tilting Planet / Madeleine L'Engle
A Wind in the Door / Madeleine L'Engle
A Wrinkle In Time / Madeleine L'Engle
Guilt
Driver's Ed / Caroline B. Cooney
Heroes / Robert Cormier
Lily's Crossing / Patricia Reilly Giff
The Slave Dancer / Paula Fox
Heroes
The Adventure Novels of Will Hobbs / Will Hobbs
Call Me Francis Tucket / Gary Paulsen
Downriver / Will Hobbs
Heroes / Robert Cormier
Images of War
Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns / Mary Quattlebaum
The Last Mission / Harry Mazer
Mr. Tucket / Gary Paulsen
The Red Badge of Courage / Stephen Crane
River Thunder / Will Hobbs
Satchmo's Blues / by Alan Schroeder; illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Soldier's Heart / Gary Paulsen
The Sweetwater Run / by Andrew Glass; illustrated by the author
Tucket Adventures / Gary Paulsen
Tucket's Gold / Gary Paulsen
Tucket's Ride / Gary Paulsen
Under the Blood Red Sun / Graham Salisbury
Honesty
Lily's Crossing / Patricia Reilly Giff
On My Honor / Marion Dane Bauer
The Witch of Blackbird Pond / Elizabeth Speare
Hope
Bud, Not Buddy / Christopher Paul Curtis
The Century for Young People / Peter Jennings, Todd Brewster
Humor
Chocolate Fever / Robert Kimmel Smith; illustrated by Gioia Fiammenghi
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler / E.L. Konigsburg
Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns / Mary Quattlebaum
Immigrants
Land of Hope / Joan Lowery Nixon
Influential Adults
The Pigman / Paul Zindel
Initiation
The Sign of the Beaver / Elizabeth George Speare
Innocence and Experience
Images of War
The Last Mission / Harry Mazer
The Red Badge of Courage / Stephen Crane
Soldier's Heart / Gary Paulsen
Under the Blood Red Sun / Graham Salisbury
Intergenerational Relationships
If I Forget, You Remember / Carol Lynch Williams
Strudel Stories / Joanne Rocklin
Summer of the Monkeys / Wilson Rawls
Summer of the Monkeys / Wilson Rawls
Where the Red Fern Grows / Wilson Rawls
Invincibility
The Last Safe Place on Earth / Richard Peck
Leadership
Nightjohn / Gary Paulsen
Living in Todays Society
Land of Hope / Joan Lowery Nixon
Making Up Megaboy / Virginia Walter; graphics by Katrina Roeckelein
Loneliness
Chinese Cinderella / Adeline Yen Mah
The House You Pass on the Way / Jacqueline Woodson
Island of the Blue Dolphins / Scott O'Dell
North by Night / Katherine Ayres
The Novels of Scott O'Dell / Scott O'Dell
Zia / Scott O'Dell
Loss
Lily's Crossing / Patricia Reilly Giff
Love
Romeo & Juliet / William Shakespeare
Loyalty
The Cricket in Times Square / by George Selden; drawings by Garth Williams
Gib Rides Home / Zilpha K. Snyder
Making Choices
Making Up Megaboy / Virginia Walter; graphics by Katrina Roeckelein
North by Night / Katherine Ayres
Memories
The Friends / Kazumi Yumoto
Heroes / Robert Cormier
Money
Lucy's Wish / Joan Lowery Nixon
The Orphan Train Children / Joan Lowery Nixon
Will's Choice / Joan Lowery Nixon
Mythology
Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quartet / Madeleine L'Engle
Many Waters / Madeleine L'Engle
A Swiftly Tilting Planet / Madeleine L'Engle
A Wind in the Door / Madeleine L'Engle
A Wrinkle In Time / Madeleine L'Engle
Patriotism
The Century for Young People / Peter Jennings, Todd Brewster
Images of War
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer / Irene Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong
The Last Mission / Harry Mazer
The Red Badge of Courage / Stephen Crane
Soldier's Heart / Gary Paulsen
Under the Blood Red Sun / Graham Salisbury
Peace
Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky / Faith Ringgold
The Invisible Princess / Faith Ringgold; illustrated by the author
My Dream of Martin Luther King / Faith Ringgold
Talking to Faith Ringgold / Freeman; Faith Ringgold
Tar Beach / Faith Ringgold
Invisible Princess
Peer Pressure
Daughters of Eve / Lois Duncan
Don't Look Behind You / Lois Duncan
Down a Dark Hall / Lois Duncan
Gallows Hill / Lois Duncan
A Gift of Magic / Lois Duncan
I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This / Jacqueline Woodson
I Know What You Did Last Summer / Lois Duncan
Killing Mr. Griffin / Lois Duncan
The Last Safe Place on Earth / Richard Peck
Locked in Time / Lois Duncan
Lois Duncan Novels / Lois Duncan
Ransom / Lois Duncan
Stranger with My Face / Lois Duncan
Summer of Fear / Lois Duncan
They Never Came Home / Lois Duncan
The Third Eye / Lois Duncan
The Twisted Window / Lois Duncan
The War with Grandpa / Robert K. Smith
Poverty
Cat Running / Zilpha K. Snyder
Prejudice
Cat Running / Zilpha K. Snyder
The Century for Young People / Peter Jennings, Todd Brewster
I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This / Jacqueline Woodson
Images of War
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer / Irene Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong
Ironman / Chris Crutcher
Land of Hope / Joan Lowery Nixon
The Last Mission / Harry Mazer
Nightjohn / Gary Paulsen
The Red Badge of Courage / Stephen Crane
The Slave Dancer / Paula Fox
Soldier's Heart / Gary Paulsen
Spite Fences / Trudy Krisher
Under the Blood Red Sun / Graham Salisbury
The Witch of Blackbird Pond / Elizabeth Speare
Pride
A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt / C. Coco De Young
The Sign of the Beaver / Elizabeth George Speare
Propaganda
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer / Irene Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong
Racism
Another Way to Dance / Martha Southgate
Bud, Not Buddy / Christopher Paul Curtis
Burning Up / Caroline B. Cooney
The House You Pass on the Way / Jacqueline Woodson
Rage and Anger
Images of War
Ironman / Chris Crutcher
The Last Mission / Harry Mazer
Making Up Megaboy / Virginia Walter; graphics by Katrina Roeckelein
The Red Badge of Courage / Stephen Crane
Soldier's Heart / Gary Paulsen
Under the Blood Red Sun / Graham Salisbury
Resourcefulness
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler / E.L. Konigsburg
Responsibility and Decisions
The Adventure Novels of Will Hobbs / Will Hobbs
Amy's Story / Susan Beth Pfeffer
Beth's Story / Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Brian Novels / Gary Paulsen
Brian's Return / Gary Paulsen
Brian's Winter / Gary Paulsen
Burning Up / Caroline B. Cooney
Caught in the Act / Joan Lowery Nixon
Circle of Love / Joan Lowery Nixon
A Dangerous Promise / Joan Lowery Nixon
Daughters of Eve / Lois Duncan
Don't Look Behind You / Lois Duncan
Down a Dark Hall / Lois Duncan
Downriver / Will Hobbs
Driver's Ed / Caroline B. Cooney
A Family Apart / Joan Lowery Nixon
Gallows Hill / Lois Duncan
A Gift of Magic / Lois Duncan
Hannah and the Angels
Heroes / Robert Cormier
I Know What You Did Last Summer / Lois Duncan
In The Face of Danger / Joan Lowery Nixon
Jo's Story / Susan Beth Pfeffer
Keeping Secrets / Joan Lowery Nixon
Killing Mr. Griffin / Lois Duncan
Land of Hope / Joan Lowery Nixon
Last Chance in France / Linda Lowery Keep; illustrated by the author
Locked in Time / Lois Duncan
Lois Duncan Novels / Lois Duncan
Mardi Gras Mix-Up / Linda Lowery Keep
Meg's Story / Susan Beth Pfeffer
Mission Down Under / Linda Lowery Keep
The Orphan Train Adventures / Joan Lowery Nixon
The Pigman / Paul Zindel
A Place to Belong / Joan Lowery Nixon
Portraits of Little Women / Susan Beth Pfeffer
Ransom / Lois Duncan
River Thunder / Will Hobbs
The River / Gary Paulsen
Saving Uncle Sean / Linda Lowery Keep
Searching for Lulu / Linda Lowery Keep
Stranger with My Face / Lois Duncan
Summer of Fear / Lois Duncan
Summer of the Monkeys / Wilson Rawls
Summer of the Monkeys / Wilson Rawls
They Never Came Home / Lois Duncan
The Third Eye / Lois Duncan
Trouble on Ice / Linda Lowery Keep
The Twisted Window / Lois Duncan
Where the Red Fern Grows / Wilson Rawls
Safety and Security
Search for the Shadowman / Joan Lowery Nixon
Self-Discovery
Another Way to Dance / Martha Southgate
The Brian Novels / Gary Paulsen
Brian's Return / Gary Paulsen
Brian's Winter / Gary Paulsen
Cat Running / Zilpha K. Snyder
Chocolate Fever / Robert Kimmel Smith; illustrated by Gioia Fiammenghi
The Door in the Wall / Marguerite De Angeli
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler / E.L. Konigsburg
Heroes / Robert Cormier
The River / Gary Paulsen
Rumble Fish / S.E. Hinton
Satchmo's Blues / by Alan Schroeder; illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Taming The Star Runner / S.E. Hinton
Tex / S.E. Hinton
The Young Adult Novels of S.E. Hinton / S.E. Hinton
Self-Esteem
Chinese Cinderella / Adeline Yen Mah
The Door in the Wall / Marguerite De Angeli
Rumble Fish / S.E. Hinton
Taming The Star Runner / S.E. Hinton
Tex / S.E. Hinton
Ties that Bind, Ties that Break / Lensey Namioka
The Young Adult Novels of S.E. Hinton / S.E. Hinton
Sense of Community
The Cobtown Books / Julia Van Nutt; illustrated by Robert Van Nutt
A Cobtown Christmas / Julia Van Nutt; illustrated by Robert Van Nutt
The Egypt Game / Zilpha K. Snyder
The Gypsy Game / Zilpha K. Snyder
The Mystery of Mineral Gorge / Julia Van Nutt; illustrated by Robert Van Nutt
Pumpkins from the Sky? / Julia Van Nutt; illustrated by Robert Van Nutt
The Egypt Game / Zilpha K. Snyder
Social Change
Making Up Megaboy / Virginia Walter; graphics by Katrina Roeckelein
Summer of the Monkeys / Wilson Rawls
Summer of the Monkeys / Wilson Rawls
Where the Red Fern Grows / Wilson Rawls
Survival
The Adventure Novels of Will Hobbs / Will Hobbs
The Brian Novels / Gary Paulsen
Brian's Return / Gary Paulsen
Brian's Winter / Gary Paulsen
Bud, Not Buddy / Christopher Paul Curtis
Call Me Francis Tucket / Gary Paulsen
Downriver / Will Hobbs
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer / Irene Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong
Island of the Blue Dolphins / Scott O'Dell
Making Up Megaboy / Virginia Walter; graphics by Katrina Roeckelein
Mr. Tucket / Gary Paulsen
The Novels of Scott O'Dell / Scott O'Dell
River Thunder / Will Hobbs
The River / Gary Paulsen
The Sign of the Beaver / Elizabeth George Speare
The Slave Dancer / Paula Fox
Tucket Adventures / Gary Paulsen
Tucket's Gold / Gary Paulsen
Tucket's Ride / Gary Paulsen
Zia / Scott O'Dell
Teamwork
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler / E.L. Konigsburg
Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns / Mary Quattlebaum
Lena / Jacqueline Woodson
Tragedy
Making Up Megaboy / Virginia Walter; graphics by Katrina Roeckelein
Romeo & Juliet / William Shakespeare
Trust
Burning Up / Caroline B. Cooney
Heroes / Robert Cormier
Ironman / Chris Crutcher
The Slave Dancer / Paula Fox
Values
Lucy's Wish / Joan Lowery Nixon
The Orphan Train Children / Joan Lowery Nixon
Will's Choice / Joan Lowery Nixon
Violence
Making Up Megaboy / Virginia Walter; graphics by Katrina Roeckelein
Romeo & Juliet / William Shakespeare
War
Images of War
The Last Mission / Harry Mazer
The Red Badge of Courage / Stephen Crane
Soldier's Heart / Gary Paulsen
Under the Blood Red Sun / Graham Salisbury
Westward Movement
Call Me Francis Tucket / Gary Paulsen
The Divide / Michael Bedard; illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
Mr. Tucket / Gary Paulsen
The Sweetwater Run / by Andrew Glass; illustrated by the author
Tucket Adventures / Gary Paulsen
Tucket's Gold / Gary Paulsen
Tucket's Ride / Gary Paulsen





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