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YAL - Young Adult Literature Presenter Unit 2007/2008 & Units for Books



The Circuit/Cajas De Carton

by Francisco Jiménez


This book was presented at YAL & has a teacher created unit.

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Subjects: English
Grade Level: 6ht, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Posted: 2008 (Pre CCSS)


YAL Presenter Unit 2007/2008

The Circuit/Cajas De Carton
Gina Gamboa, presenter

The Circuit is an award-winning collection of independent but intertwined autobiographical stories in which Panchito's family travels a circuit of unending migration from one farm to another as they search for the next harvesting job. Although impermanence and poverty largely define their lives, their faith, hope and back-breaking work enable the family to endure. This workshop will use the corrido song form to help explore the dimensions of Panchito's young life.

Units for Books


Subjects: English Literature
Grade Level: 9th
Posted: 2017, CCSS, Common Core State Standards


The Power of Stories

Unit by Senn High School, Madeline Kobayashi


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This unit was created for Literature Circles and includes the following books:


The Circuit

by Francisco Jiménez


Silver People

by Margarita Engle


Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White

by Lila Quintero Weaver


Brown Girl Dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

by Sherman Alexie



by Marjane Satrapi


I am Malala

Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb



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