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