Ideas for Learners Promoting Literacy, Inquiry, and Meaningful Learning Experiences
Unbound by Ann E. Burg

Book Summary

Grace is a slave girl whose mother tells her to keep her head down to survive, but Grace is not the type of person to lower her head – she asks questions about injustice, and heart, and freedom, and family. Soon, Grace is on the run from slavery, but where is she headed?

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Book Review

Some beautiful writing - the novel is told in verse, like All the Broken Pieces (also by this author). An important story with may opportunities for thoughtful discussions.

Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Fighting Injustice
  • Growing Up
  • Slavery; Freedom
  • Family Relationships
  • Taking Risks; Speaking Out

Discussion Questions for this book:

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.

**Questions coming soon**

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