Middle School

Book Study: Diamond Willow – A Novel in Poetry

Grades 5-8 (Lessons could be adapted for other levels) Diamond Willow is a young Alaskan girl of Athabaskan and European descent who wants nothing more than to be allowed to mush her team of dogs alone to her grandparents’ house.  When her first solo trip results in a horrible accident that blinds her family’s favorite …

Book Review–Ghosts in the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska’s WWII Invasion

Ghosts in the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska’s WWII Invasion ©2011 is the narrative nonfiction account of Japan’s invasion of the Aleutian Islands during World War II. Classified military information for years and too difficult for those who lived it to discuss, Samantha Seiple’s pen brings it all to light: the invasion and occupation …