Racing for Diamonds

Author:  Anita Daher Copyright Date:    2007
0054Brent Beck
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.

CM Review
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

Diamond Willow nominee 2009


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