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Dogsong

The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme of Learning from the Past and other themes related to Dogsong:


Fiction
George, Jean Craighead. Julie of the Wolves. New York: Harper & Row, 1972. A troubled Eskimo girl runs away to live on her own in the wilderness, where she forges a relationship with a wolf pack. Newbery Medal. (easy)

Hemingway, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Alone in his skiff far out at sea, a peasant fisherman calls on a lifetime of experience and insights as he fights to bring in a giant marlin.

Mohr, Nicholasa. Going Home. New York: Dial, 1986. On a trip to Puerto Rico, Felita bridges the gulf between her New York upbringing and her Puerto Rican heritage. (average)


Nonfiction
Kroeber, Theodora. Ishi, Last of His Tribe. Bantam, 1973. Biography of the courageous last survivor of the "lost" Yahi tribe, who found ways to maintain his values and preserve his culture. (average)

Niehardt, John G. Black Elk Speaks. New York: Pocket Books, 1972. A holy man of the Lakota Sioux shares his visions and his songs. (challenge)

Graham, Robin Lee. The Boy Who Sailed Around the World Alone. New York: Golden Press, 1973. In this journal, 16-year-old Robin records the terrors and triumphs of his solitary voyage aboard his small sloop, the Dove. (average)