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The Friends

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. (average)

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)