The Lookout Tree

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 01 Jan 2020

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I do think these books are a really good way of sharing what happens in the real world and deportations is a huge thing. It has a balanced way to describe events throughout the book
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We'll be adapting this one for our middle school history course!  This is a short and relatable version of the events of the Great Upheaval that affected Acadian families in the mid 1700s.  It is told through the eyes of a young boy who comes of age during this time, and incorporates real places and people from the era into this fictional world.  There are a few things that are difficult to picture, based on the text alone, but with some additional videos on the history and geography, it will all tie together nicely.  An accessible way to introduce an often-neglected (at least in the south) aspect of history!
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