Language Arts

Articles from Vol. 94, No. 5, May

Free Verse
Free Verse Written by Sarah Dooley G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2016, 352 pp., ISBN 978-0-399-16503-0Seventh-grader Sasha Harless has already experienced profound trauma. When she was five, her mother left; three years later, her father died in a coal-mining...
Maybe a Fox
Maybe a Fox Written by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee Atheneum, 2016, 272 pp., ISBN 978-1-4424-8242-5To run faster-this is 12-year-old track star Sylvie's wish. A wish she makes over and over again, tossing stones into the forbidden "Slip," an underground...
Towers Falling
Towers Falling Written by Jewell Parker Rhodes Illustrated by Andrea Vandergrift Little, Brown, 2016, 240 pp., ISBN 978-0-316-26222-4Through the heartrending voice of Dèja, a fifthgrade girl, we encounter a child's struggles as she starts the school...
Under a Painted Sky
Under a Painted Sky Written by Stacey Lee G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2015, 384 pp., ISBN 978-0-399-16803-1When teaching about the 19th-century westward expansion of the United States, schools often focus on the challenges confronted by European Americans on...
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