The One in a Million Boy

When We Were the Kennedys

Any Bitter Thing

Ernie's Ark

My Only Story

Secret Language

The Pocket Muse


Books for Teachers

Tips for Writers

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Monica Wood  

Multicultural12 Multicultural Novels: Reading and Teaching Strategies came from my desire to infuse the contemporary high school and middle school classroom with truly contemporary literature.  This book is a teaching guide to novels that I believe hold great appeal to adolescents, although not all the titles are "young adult" titles. The book includes extensive teacher notes for presenting lively, engaging class discussions.  Teacher aids include chapter-by-chapter synopses, reading-level ratings, reading quizzes, discussion questions, and related student assignments.


Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons

Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie

Shizuko's Daughter by Kyoko Mori

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers

Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Maus: A Survivor's Tale (Volumes I and II) by Art Spiegelman

The Long Season of Rain by Helen Kim

Jesse by Gary Soto

Allegra Maud Goldman by Edith Konecky

The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan by Jennifer Armstrong


To order this book, go to the publisher, J.Weston Walch.