FREE Shipping on orders over $60 | 25% off all items | 30% off orders over $1000 | 35% off orders over $2500

Steal Away Home

by Lois Ruby
| Item # Q626
Steal Away Home Q626
Format: Paperback
$7.99 $5.99 Save $2.00
McAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams BMI Educational Services Inc. is a BBB Accredited Business. Click for the BBB Business Review of this Books - New in Dayton NJ

Description

When Dana Shannon discovers a full skeleton, sealed away in a little hidden room in the nineteenth century house her family is restoring, she stumbles onto a mystery that draws her deep into the past. The old bones date back to just before the Civil War, when pro- and anti-slavery factions transformed the territory of Kansas into the battleground known as Bleeding Kansas. Told in chapters that alternate between Dana's detective work in the 1990s and the story of James Weaver and his anti-slavery Quaker family in 1856,Steal Away Homeinterweaves a contemporary suspense story with an engrossing historical drama. Chosen a Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, "this skillfully rendered book," as The Horn Book observed, "will appeal to a wide audience and serve beautifully for a variety of teaching purposes."Discussion Topics In 1856, James Weaver's life is changed forever when he meets Lizbet Charles, a one-time slave who now helps others find freedom via the Underground Railroad. More than one hundred years later, how does Lizbet also change the life of Dana Shannon? Dana's friend Ahn is a refugee from Vietnam, a country that suffered through an especially long and devastating war. Compare Alm's twentieth-century experience to those of Lizbet Charles's back in the nineteenth-century. What are the important similarities? What are the important differences? As Dana explains it, her parents never tell her what to do. They lay out her choices, let her know what they think she should do, and then leave it to her to decide. Did James Weaver's parents have a similar philosophy? What are the pros and cons of being allowed to make your own decisions? Talking about her husband, Mrs. Weaver tells her son, "Pa and I are of the same mind on this slavery business. He's doing it his way, I'm doing it mine." What is Mr. Weaver's way of fighting slavery? What is Mrs. Weaver's? Which approach would you have taken? According to James's grandfather, "...a Quaker nev

Product Information

  • AR Level5.5
  • AR Quiz Number11491
  • AR Quiz Points7
  • AuthorLois Ruby
  • Guided Reading LevelV
  • Page Count208
  • ISBN100689824351
  • ISBN139780689824357
  • PublisherSimon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
  • Year Published1999
  • Grade Level3 - 7
  • Type of BookFiction
  • SubjectHistorical fiction (Children's/YA)
    Historical fiction (Children's/YA)
    General fiction (Children's/YA)
    General fiction (Children's/YA)
  • Lexile Level890
  • ImprintSimon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

This book is part of these Book Collections

Our school reading collections supply a comprehensive assortment of titles that are perfect for adding depth to classrooms and school libraries.

Choice Selections - Collection
D878 | 33 Books
$341.82 Details
Choice Selections - Collection - BMI Bound
H878 | 33 Books
$523.34 Details
Elementary Grades Starter Kit - Collection
D815 | 100 Books
$527.94 Details
Elementary Grades Starter Kit - Collection - BMI Bound
H815 | 100 Books
$1,077.99 Details
Grade 5 Georgia Common Core Text Complexity Collection (Literature and Informational Texts)
CC126 | 21 Books
$145.33 Details

Ask us about our Custom Book Lists. We can coordinate collections based
on interest, reading level, state standards, and more.

Write a Review

 






Customer Reviews


Proud member of these professional organizations… NCTE International Literacy Association
McAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams BMI Educational Services Inc. is a BBB Accredited Business. Click for the BBB Business Review of this Books - New in Dayton NJ
Processing