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The Clay Marble

The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme of Home, Family, and Friendship and other themes related to The Clay Marble:


Fiction
Baillie, Allan. Little Brother. New York: Viking, 1992. Two brothers attempt escape from the Khmer Rouge by traveling through the Cambodian jungle. (average)

Lowry, Lois. Number the Stars. New York: Dell Publishing, 1992. A family struggles to help Jewish friends to safety from the Nazis during World War II. (easy)

Paterson, Katherine. Bridge to Terabithia. New York: Harper Collins, 1977. A story of a remarkable friendship enriched by gifts of imagination and then torn apart by the death of one of the friends.


Nonfiction
Filpovic, Zlata. Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo. The diary of an eleven-year-old girl recounts the horrors of living with war and being under siege in Sarajevo. (average)

Graff, Nancy Price. Where the River Runs: A Portrait of a Refugee Family. Boston: Little, Brown, 1993. A refugee family from Cambodia maintains a sense of their ethnic heritage while adjusting to new ways in the United States. (easy)

Mansfield, Sue and Mary Bowen Hall. Some Reasons for War: How Families, Myths and Warfare Are Connected. New York: Harper Collins, 1988. Describes and gives examples of the reasons for war and the social and psychological bases for armed conflict. (challenge)