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Old 07-23-2014, 02:43 PM
 
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I will be teaching a reading class this year and one of the students recently lost a parent. I want to be sensitive to this student and not read novels that deal with death. We currently read [I]Hatchet, Maniac Magee, and Bridge to Terabithia.

Any suggestions of realistic fiction novels that do not deal with death?

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Try a google search, but be careful!
Old 07-25-2014, 06:09 AM
 
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I typed in humorous realistic fiction books and got this...
http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...listic-fiction.

I know many of these books wouldn't be appropriate because they mention being an orphan or losing a parent. I wish there were more books that weren't so depressing out there!!
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Have you looked at Rules? It's about a girl whose brother is autistic. No death, but they do have 2 parents. I had a student whose dad had died the previous school year so I was careful, too. We also read A Long Walk to Water, about the struggles in Sudan. These might be too short for you, but my 5th graders really liked both books and we had super discussions. Then, of course, there's always Frindle.
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:36 AM
 
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Wonder.

Great story to encourage acceptance of differences.... and it's FUNNY.

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