Secondary Level

Title: Black and White

Author: Eric Walters

Level: Grades 9 – 12

References: Race

Summary: Two students, Thomas and Denyse, both talented basketball players, become good friends. When they start to hang out together, however, they’re unpleasantly surprised at the cruel looks and comments that they receive simply because one of them is black … and the other is white.

Mentor Texts to Promote Equity and Inclusivity . Seaforth: Avon Maitland District School Board, 2012. Print.

Title: Someone Like Summer

Author: M. E. Kerr

Level: Grades 9-12

References: Race, Culture

Summary: Estaban is one of the immigrants from Columbia hired by Annabel’s father. Annabel discovers that Esteban is a terrific soccer player, singer – and a fun person too. They fall in love, but the families of both Annabel and Estaban strongly disapprove – in fact, Annabel’s dad forbids her to see Estaban.

Mentor Texts to Promote Equity and Inclusivity . Seaforth: Avon Maitland District School Board, 2012. Print.

lesson before dying Title: A lesson before dying

Author: Ernest J. Gaines

Suitable for: Grades 11-12

References: Race

Summary: Tells the story of a young African-American man sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit, and a teacher who tries to impart to him his learning and pride before the execution.

“A lesson before dying ” TitlePeek. Destiny. St. Marys DCVI, St Marys. 05/22/13 http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com

broken glass Title: Broken Glass

Author: Sally Grindley

Suitable for: Grades 9-10

References: Culture

Summary: We hadn’t always lived on an island . . . why would anyone dream of such a thing if they had a house with its own path and a gate at the end of it? When Suresh and Sandeep run away from home to escape their abusive and bullying father, they do so with the hope that they are going to find something better. However, soon Sandeep and Suresh find themselves working to collect rubbish (broken glass) in the big city that they choose to make their home – and their new home is a traffic island in the middle of a busy road. Is this their future, forever, or can the brothers change their fates to something much more hopeful?

“Broken Glass” TitlePeek. Destiny. St. Marys DCVI, St Marys. 05/22/13 http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com