Recommended for Readers
in Grades 6 and up
1933 - Newbery Medal Winner
This book shares many similarities with A Single Shard, although it is a bit more episodic. The protagonist does have a clear character arc, and his mistakes and ambitions offer avenues for interesting discussions.
While the content may be appropriate for most upper elementary readers, the language and complexities of this time period in China may be challenging for some students to tackle on their own. This book is an excellent choice to study and discuss with small groups, particularly with concurrent study of Chinese traditions, or units related to the arts and apprenticeships.
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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