Author: Andrew Clausen
Publisher: Progeny Press; loose-leaf format (in clear-front presentation folder)
Grade: Middle School
Progeny Press Study Guides provide teachers, parents, and students with questions and comparisons from the firm, and timeless, foundation of the Bible. Their study guides deal with literature as works of art and philosophy; explain and use literary terms, and deal with plot construction; dig into why the characters act, believe, and feel as they do and examine what the Bible says in similar circumstances. Easy-to-use lessons include vocabulary exercises, comprehension and analysis, critical thinking, questions on related Biblical principles, activities, plus a complete answer key.
Author: Lois Lowry
Newbery Award Winner (1994)
This is the story of Jonas, who is selected as the community's future Receiver of Memories. Jonas' community is one that has no pain and where everyone is treated exactly the same, and everyone's choices are made for them, ensuring equality and happiness. But as Jonas begins to receive the memories of the community during his training, he comes to understand the cost involved in the community's way of life, and his growing self awareness threatens his contentment with life in the community. This powerful story of a socialized society is a gripping novel, one your children won't be able to put down. Because of the strong themes of socialism and the implications the novel draws, we recommend you read this with your children and discuss it.