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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 Secret Life of Bees
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Edition: Penguin First Paperback, 2003
In this novel about familial connections and racial equality, Lily Owens and Rosaleen, Lily's housekeeper, run away to Tiburon, South Carolina. There, they move in with three beekeeping sisters who may have known Lily’s mother.