Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The Fighting Ground by Avi
In my opinion, a well-written historical fiction novel teaches more about history than most text books out there. The Fighting Ground by Avi is just such a book.
Jonathan is certain he wants to go to war against the British. This thirteen-year-old discovers within twenty-four hours of leaving home, that war is not as glorious as he thought.
I would definitely read this aloud to a fifth grade class during a War of Independence unit. The journal format puts the reader in the action and experience of this time period.
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