Sunday, May 3, 2009
Good morning. We're on the coast of Maine opening our camper for the summer. I pedaled to the beach yesterday and it was beautiful.
In our school system, to get recertified every three years, we have the option of getting 75 hours of workshops/classes or completing a project. I opted for the project and am trying to find a comtemporary novel for our World Literature students to study.
I read this when it first came out but it kept popping into my head so decided to read it again to see if it would be appropriate for juniors and seniors in high school and I think it would be perfect. It's told from the male point-of-view which is good. Girls are willing to read books from a male POV but guys won't read anything from a female POV.
These kids have no idea what it's like in Afghanistan so it would give them a history lesson.
It contains all the great themes in literature of friendship, betrayal, selfishness, redemption, etc.
And it's just a can't-put-down story!
I think I've found what I was looking for! Now, we just have to find the money to order a set of the novels so I can test teach it next year.
Happy reading everyone!