4. Red Wolf by Jennifer Dance
Life is changing for Canada’s Anishnaabek Nation and for the wolf packs that share their territory.
In the late 1800s, both Native people and wolves are being forced from the land. Starving and lonely, an orphaned timber wolf is befriended by a boy named Red Wolf. But under the Indian Act, Red Wolf is forced to attend a residential school far from the life he knows, and the wolf is alone once more. Courage, love and fate reunite the pair, and they embark on a perilous journey home. But with winter closing in, will Red Wolf and Crooked Ear survive? And if they do, what will they find?
A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger – and a possible murderer – to inherit his vast fortune, one thing’s for sure: Sam Westing may be dead… but that won’t stop him from playing one last game!
2. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
The #PaxSlowChat schedule (pdf) slowchatscheduleforgrapax October 3 to November 11
Please know that we are in Ontario in Eastern Standard Time. Our questions will be student-driven and student-developed, so you may, if you are in the same time zone, find it helpful to look for our questions the next day. Thank you for the enthusiasm you have shown. Consider printing the schedule to keep on schedule with reading and to follow the host class’s handle each week on Twitter.
Teacher resources for Pax
- The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin.
After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting-things don’t just happen for no reason. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory–even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy’s achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe…and the potential for love and hope right next door. (From goodreads.com)