Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Historic Fiction Book Question.

My principal is not happy with the quality of the current literature book that accompanies the Aztec, Mayan, and Incan history class. Does anyone have a suggestion for an appropriate YA book around one of these three civilizations? It would be for middle school aged students. For an idea of their reading level, I know they read Three Cups of Tea and To Kill a Mockingbird.

I found a few by searching. It would even be helpful if someone knew something about one of the listed books:

The Well of Sacrifice by Chris Eboch
Colibri by Ann Cameron

Thanks for any help you are able to offer.

1 comment :

  1. I am the author of The Well of Sacrifice. You can read the first chapter on my website: http://www.chriseboch.com

    The book is used in many schools and I've gotten great feedback from teachers. Here are a couple of their comments:

    “We have been using your book, The Well of Sacrifice, as one of our lit circle books this year. Your book has been a very popular one for the kids…all levels of reading ability, and strongly supports our social studies theme.”
    RC, Tolt Middle School, WA

    “Kids are really, really loving the book again this year; 80 kids have read it so far.” KM, Salmon Bay School, Seattle

    I also have lesson plans I can e-mail to teachers -- contact me through my website.

    Chris Eboch