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