Recommended for Readers in Grades 5 or 6 and up
1959 - Newbery Award
The Sign of the Beaver
by Elizabeth George Speare
This is an excellent book that brings to life the austere expectations of Puritan life. Any reader who has ever visited a place with different cultural expectations will relate to Kit's struggle to fit in to her new life in Connecticut. The book alludes to some complex issues, including politics, slavery, and religion's role in the culture of the time period, but its focus is about relationships between the memorable, richly-drawn characters.
The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.
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