8th Grade English

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Unit 1: Facing Prejudice: All American Boys

Book: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Unit 2: Encountering Evil: Night

Play: The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Adapted by Wendy Kesselman (Random House; First Printing Edition, 1956) (Note: Unit lessons are focused on this version of the text. This version can be hard to obtain from most booksellers.)
Play: The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett (Snowballpublishing) (Note: If the Wendy Kesselman adaptation is not available, this version of the play can be used with some lesson modifications.)
Book: Night by Elie Wiesel (Hill and Wang, 2006)

Unit 3: Abusing Power: Animal Farm and Wicked History

Book: Joseph Stalin (A Wicked History) by Sean McCollum (Franklin Watts, 2010)
Book: Animal Farm by George Orwell (Signet Classics, 1996)

Unit 4: Surviving Repression: Persepolis

Book: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi (Pantheon, 1st edition, 2004)

Unit 5: Facing Calamity: Climate Change Facts and Fictions

Book: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power by Al Gore (Rodale Books, 2017)

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