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And Then the Sky Exploded Teachers' Guide

Dundurn Teachers' Guide

by Catherine Vincent
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: multigenerational, military & wars, values & virtues

2018 Red Maple Award — Shortlisted • High Plains Book Award — Shortlisted, Young Adult category
When Christian learns his great-grandfather helped build the A-bombs dropped on Japan, he wants to make amends … somehow.

While attending the funeral of his great-grandfather, ninth-grader Christian Larkin learns that the man he loved and respecte …

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Stones for My Father

by Trilby Kent
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: africa, military & wars, prejudice & racism

Powerful historical literary fiction set in South Africa during the Boer War that follows a girl's struggle to survive after she and her family are interned in a British concentration camp.
     Corlie Roux's farm life in South Africa is not easy: the Transvaal is beautiful, but it is also a harsh place where the heat can be so intense that the ve …

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The Emperor of Any Place

by Tim Wynne-Jones
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: multigenerational, asia, military & wars

The ghosts of war reverberate across the generations in a riveting, time-shifting story within a story from acclaimed thriller writer Tim Wynne-Jones.

 

When Evan’s father dies suddenly, Evan finds a hand-bound yellow book on his desk—a book his dad had been reading when he passed away. The book is the diary of a Japanese soldier stranded on a sm …

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And Then the Sky Exploded

by David A. Poulsen
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: multigenerational, military & wars, values & virtues

2018 Red Maple Award — Shortlisted • High Plains Book Award — Shortlisted, Young Adult category
When Christian learns his great-grandfather helped build the A-bombs dropped on Japan, he wants to make amends … somehow.

While attending the funeral of his great-grandfather, ninth-grader Christian Larkin learns that the man he loved and respecte …

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The John Wilson Seven 2-Pack

by John Wilson
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: europe, military & wars

This two-book set features John Wilson's Lost Cause, from Seven (the series), and Broken Arrow (The Seven Sequels). In Lost Cause, Steve goes to Spain after his grandfather's death, meets a Spanish girl named Laia and learns about his grandfather's involvement in the Spanish Civil War. Broken Arrow takes him back to Spain (and Laia) for a crash co …

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The Pact

by Amanda West Lewis
edition: Paperback
  • age: 11 to 18
  • Grade: 6 to 12
tagged: military & wars

This vivid historical novel follows the life of young Peter Gruber — ten years old at the outbreak of World War Two in 1939 — and explores how an intelligent, sensitive youth responds to the propaganda and posturing of the Nazis. It also provides insights into the realities of living in a country at war, a country that suffers increasing waves …

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