Description : Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.
Description : Author biography, chapter summaries, discussion questions, vocabulary builders, reproducibles, cross-curricular activities for students of all learning styles for the novel Island of the blue dolphins by Scott O'Dell.
Description : This is the first authoritative edition of one of the most significant childrenÕs books of the twentieth century. Winner of the 1961 Newbery Medal,ÊIsland of the Blue DolphinsÊtells the story of a girl left alone for eighteen years in the aftermath of violent encounters with Europeans on her home island off the coast of Southern California. This special edition includes two excised chapters, published here for the first time, as well as a critical introduction and essays that offer new background on the archaeological, legal, and colonial histories of Native peoples in California.ÊSara L. Schwebel explores the composition history and editorial decisions made by author Scott OÕDell that ensured the success ofÊIsland of the Blue DolphinsÊat a time when second-wave feminism, the civil rights movement, and multicultural education increasingly influenced which books were taught. This edition also considers how readers might approach the book today, when new archaeological evidence is emerging about the ÒLone Woman of San Nicolas Island,Ó on whom OÕDellÕs story is based, and Native peoples are engaged in the reclamation of indigenous histories and ongoing struggles for political sovereignty.
Description : Shrouded Heritage: Island of the Blue Dolphins describes the quest of a father and daughter to reveal the true events that inspired Scott O'Dell's most beloved novel, and detail the life and legacy of the real woman who inspired the character O'Dell named Karana. This remarkable saga weaves together a captivating narrative derived from dozens of historic documents, as well as from accounts of Indigenous People who passionately assert their ancestral bond to the actual island that O'Dell fictionalized in his literary masterpiece. During this saga, bitter conflicts arise as suppressed evidence is revealed by the author that challenges academics who then must fight to retain thousands of human remains taken from the real Island of the Blue Dolphins. Their opponents are Indigenous Peoples who wish to rebury their ancestors on that island in order to return their souls to heaven among the Milky Way.
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Description : Author biography, chapter summaries, discussion questions, vocabulary builders, reproducibles, cross-curricular activities for students of all learning styles for the novel Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell.
Description : Exploring Literature is a complete teaching unit designed to give you everything needed to help students understand and appreciate fine literature. This exciting approach includes classroom-tested activities sure to save you hours of valuable preparation time.