About ClassZone  |  eServices  |  Web Research Guide  |  Contact Us  |  Online Store
ClassZone Home
McDougal Littell Home
Language Arts: Novel Guides
Home > Language Arts > Novel Guides > The Friends



  Literature Connections

  Further Reading

  Related Reading

The Friends

The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme of Enduring Friendships and other themes related to The Friends:


Fiction
Bell-Scott, Patricia, et al., eds. Double Stitch: Black Women Write About Mothers and Daughters. Boston: Beacon, 1991. An anthology of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction about mother-daughter relationships by African-American women. (challenge)

McCord, Jean. Deep Where the Octopi Lie. New York: Atheneum, 1968. A collection of short stories featuring adolescent experiences.

Paterson, Katherine. Bridge to Terabithia. New York: Harper, 1977. Newbery Award-winning novel about friendship and coping with death. (average)


Nonfiction
Gravelle, Karen and Haskins,Charles. Teenagers Face to Face with Bereavement. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Simon & Schuster, 1989. A study of seventeen adolescents who sensitively reflect on coping with the deaths of loved ones. (easy)

Bode, Janet. New Kids in Town: Oral Histories of Immigrant Teens. New York: Scholastic, 1992. Accounts by eleven immigrant teenagers about their problems in adjusting to a new country. (average)