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Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
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Sep 05, 08

bookshelves: middle-school, my-reading-and-ss-classes
Read in October, 2005

My sixth graders are intrigued by the idea that Karana's story is based on the real-life story of a Native-American girl who lived alone on an island off the coast of California for more than a decade. Most of my students like this short survival-fiction classic although a minority find that the limited dialogue makes it hard to understand Karana's emotions at various points in the story.
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