Author: Anita Daher Copyright Date: 2007
Anita Daher’s Racing for Diamonds is a fast paced, interesting adventure story. She creates likable characters in realistic settings. I particularly appreciated the depiction of Canadian First Nations people and Inuit in a positive light. Suits the grade 4-6 reader, as it is readable and engaging. Some teaching possibilities with this novel would include using p.19-25 as a read aloud for introducing or practicing inferencing, predicting and use of conversation to move story along.
Rating: #1(Highly Recommended) ✓ #2 #3 #4 (not acceptable)
Interest Level: Grade 4-6 Reading Level: Grade 4
Curriculum Area: Language Arts, Geography
Theme(s) Topic(s): Adventure, diamond mining, blood diamonds
This book would be suitable for: ✓ Lit Circles ✓ Kit Materials ✓Read-Aloud (Gr.) 4-6