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Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 12:44:02 -0400
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Hi Nancy and melibs,

You might want to check out the articles about Touching Spirit Bear on the
American Indians in Children's Literature site, two batches:

I would recommend Girl. Boy. Sea by Christopher Vick about a shipwrecked
boy in a boat who pulls a refugee girl out of the water. Much more about
survival and not much romance.  "Storm, shipwreck, survival. This novel
delves deep into the might and majesty of the unpredictable ocean, the
strength of an unlikely friendship between a British boy and a Berber girl
and their will to survive against all the odds." I've read it and liked it
enough to add to our collection.

Another idea from our catalog: The Wild Lands by Paul Greci. "Natural
disasters and a breakdown of civilization have cut off Alaska from the
world and destroyed its landscape. Food is running out and the few who
remain turn on each other. As Travis and his younger sister, Jess, cross
hundreds of miles in search of civilization, the wild lands around them are
filled with ravenous animals, desperate survivors pushed to the edge, and
people who've learned to shoot first and ask questions never. How far will
people will go to survive? -- adapted from jacket"

And of course Gary Paulsen has some for older readers.

I haven't seen these before, but I found the Peak mountain climbing series
by googling, they might work:

Hope that helps!


Sue McClintock
Library Director

Carver Memorial Library
12 Union St. / P.O. Box 439
Searsport, ME 04974

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On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 10:50 AM Korina Lee <[log in to unmask]>

> Not a set, but highly recommend "Dry" by Neal Shusterman. I also second
> "Touching Spirit Bear". EXCELLENT book!
> Korina Lee
> Library Director
> Ludden Memorial Library
> P.O Box 805
> Dixfield, Maine 04224
> [log in to unmask]
> (207) 562-8838
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maine Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> On Behalf Of Norway Memorial Library
> Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2021 9:39 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [MELIBS-L] Book set search
> Hi Nancy and all,
> I really loved the book, "Touching Spirit Bear" by Ben Mikaelsen. It's not
> new book as it was published in 2001 but it is wonderful. I think all teens
> and adults should read it. If you're not familiar with it the summary is:
> After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to
> prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the
> native American Circle Justice, and is sent to a remote Alaskan island
> where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life. This gripping,
> graphic survival story from an award-winning writer paints an unsparing
> picture of one violent teen and offers a poignant testimony to the power of
> pain that can destroy and may also heal.
> Alana DePerte
> Reference Services
> Norway Memorial Library
> 258 Main Street
> Norway, ME 04268
> (207) 743-5309
> Quoting Nancy Watson <[log in to unmask]>:
> > Hello All,
> >
> > I am looking for a book set that can be either fiction or non-fiction
> > that focuses on the outdoors, survival, or adventure.  Does anyone
> > have anything that fits this description to donate, lend or swap?
> > This would be for YA or adult readers.  Please send titles to consider!
> >
> > Thanks very much!
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> >
> > Nancy Watson
> > Bangor High School
> > Librarian
> > [log in to unmask]
> >