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The Cay

The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme of Learning from Different Cultures and Races and other themes related to The Cay:


Fiction
Vigna, Judith. Black Like Kyra, White Like Me. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Co., 1992. Christy learns about racial prejudice when Kyra's African-American family moves into her neighborhood. (average)

Christopher, Matt. Stranded. Boston: Little Brown, 1974. Shipwrecked with his dog on an uninhabited Caribbean island, a blind boy struggles for survival. (average)

Conrad, Pam. The Lost Sailor. New York: Harper Collins, 1992. A sailor is shipwrecked on a tiny island where his darkest hour gives rise to rescue and a new life. (easy)

Defoe, Daniel. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. The classic tale of a shipwrecked sailor on a deserted island. (challenge)


Nonfiction
DeKay, James T. Meet Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Random House, 1969. This biography stresses the magnitude of King's work and the reasons he fought racial injustice. (easy)

Landau, Elaine. Blindness. New York: Henry Holt, 1994. A serious look at the causes, history, and prevention of blindness. (average)

Fleming, Carrol. Adventuring in the Caribbean: The Sierra Club Travel Guide to Forty Islands of the Caribbean Sea. San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1989. A complete profile, including geography, natural history, people and culture, and island-by-island profiles. (challenge)