War Brothers by Sharon E. McKay

Fountas and Pinnell Reading Level:  Z       Grade Level:   5-7  

Genre:  Realistic Fiction/Adventure

                                  

 Literature Circle set ( 6 copies) available  at  Classroom Support Centre

Red Maple Nominee 2010 ,   224 pages _____________________________________________________

“In this gripping and dramatic tale, Sharon McKay brings the horror of the war in northern Uganda to life. Although hers is a work of fiction, the peril and loss that she so compellingly describes continue to be a sad reality for too many Acholi children today. Through her sensitive portrayal of their response to the harsh life of the child soldier, Ms McKay explores how these innocent victims of war come to grips with dangers and dilemmas that no child should have to confront.”—Allan Rock, former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations 

Review by Karen

This is an outstanding piece of realistic fiction by Canadian author, Sharon McKay. McKay allows the reader to follow the lives of several girls and boys as they struggle to survive after being captured/kidnapped by Northern Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army through the eyes of a boy. This tour de force book is an illustration of the good and evil in humanityand has been selected as a  Red Maple nominee for the Forest of Reading 2010.   This is book  will definately generate discussions in any classroom!

Highly recommened!!!!!

Books of a similiar nature: Iqbal ; Parvana’s Journey;  Tree Girl

Reading Ability:  mature Grade 7 & 8 & 9

Genre: Realistic Fiction; Survival; Courage; Determination;

Theme: Child Armies; War;  Survival; Fear; Peace

Author links:http://www.sharonmckay.ca/;     http://www.myhamilton.ca/people/mckay-sharon-e

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