|The Witch of Blackbird Pond
The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme
of Personal Choices and other themes related to The Witch of Blackbird Pond:
Dillon, Eil's.The Seekers. New York: Scribner's, 1986. A young
man leaves England to follow his fiancee to colonial New England, where
they face hardships and a difficult decision. (easy)
Clapp, Patricia. Witches' Children: A Story of Salem. New York:
Lothrup, Lee, & Shepard, 1982. Mary, a young indentured servant,
is friends with the girls that start the witchcraft hysteria in Salem
in 1692. (average)
Haugaard, Erik. Cromwell's Boy. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990.
In 1686 Boston, a young man encourages his friends to stand up to King
James's power in the colonies. (average)
De Pauw, Linda G. Founding Mothers. Boston: Houghton Mifflin,
1975. This book examines the contribution of black, Native American,
and white women in late colonial and revolutionary war times. (average)
Hall, David D., ed. . Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England.
Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1991. Documents of testimony
at witch trials. An interesting background resource for teachers.
Langdon, W. C. Everyday Things in American Life 1607-1776. New
York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1965. A wealth of information and illustrations
depicting colonial living. (average)