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Nothing but the Truth

The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme of The Fight for Truth and other themes related to Nothing but the Truth:


Fiction
Bauer, Marion Dane. On My Honor. New York: Clarion Books, 1986. While Joel and his best friend are in a treacherous river they had promised never to go near, Joel's best friend drowns. Devastated, Joel must tell both sets of parents about the children's disobedience and the dreadful consequences. (easy)

Cormier, Robert. The Chocolate War. New York: Pantheon Books, 1974. A high school freshman discovers the awful consequences of failing to go along with the crowd. (challenge)

Hinton, S.E. The Outsiders. New York: Viking Press, 1967. Three brothers struggle to stay together after their parents die. (average)


Nonfiction
Klien, David and E. Marymae. How Do You Know It's True? New York: Scribner, 1984. Through pertinent examples and anecdotes, this book examines how reality can be distorted by commonly held myths and misconceptions, misleading advertising, and misuse of statistics. (challenge)

Lewis, Barbara A. Kids with Courage: True Stories of Young People Making a Difference. Free Spirit Publications, 1992. This book contains accounts of young Americans fighting for constitutional liberties. (easy)

Leone, Bruno, ed. Free Speech. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1994. A collection of articles debating issues related to free speech such as censorship, restrictions on the press, pornography, and libel. (challenge)