Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Catch You Later, Traitor by Avi

Catch You Later, Traitor by Avi is the first book I am reading aloud to my fifth graders this year.  Set in the early 50s, Pete's teacher accuses Pete's father of being a Communist and begins mistreating Pete.  Pete's classmates leave him out of recess games and his best friend becomes distant.

I have given my students some background information about the Cold War and how innocent people lost jobs and freedom just because someone accused them of being a Communist.  We are relating this to other times in history where people were mistreated based on their beliefs or culture.

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  1. I want to read this! A timely topic, andI love Avi's books!

    1. My students are enjoying it and it has started several good discussions.


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