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Teaching a book unit this year? It's a best practice to supplement book units with short passages from a variety of different genres. These reading passages were handpicked by master teachers to supplement your book unit. They provide essential background information and can help spark discussions around common themes.
The Poisonwood Bible
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Edition: First Harper Perennial Modern Classics 2005
This story follows the wife and four daughters of a Baptist preacher who moves them to the Belgian Congo in 1959, setting the missionary family on a path towards a tragic undoing in postcolonial Africa.
Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America
Author: Sharon Robinson
Edition: Scholastic Press, 2004
On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson left the Brooklyn Dodgers dugout and assumed his position as first baseman. He was marking a moment in history as the first African-American to participate in professional team sports in any of the national’s major leagues or associations. In Promises To Keep, Sharon Robinson, daughter of the baseball legend, shares memories of her famous father — not only on how he broke the color barrier in baseball but also his commitment to advancing civil rights and his role as both a father and husband.