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Nancy Watson <[log in to unmask]>
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Sue,

Thank you for your insights as I gather some additional titles for my
teacher.  I appreciate your suggested links as well.


Sincerely,

Nancy Watson
Bangor High School
Librarian
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On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 12:45 PM Sue McClintock - Carver Library <
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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:
>
> https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/search/label/Touching%20Spirit%20%20Bear
>
> https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/search/label/Touching%20Spirit%20Bear
>
> 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:
> https://www.goodreads.com/series/155205-peak
>
> Hope that helps!
>
> Best,
> Sue
>
> Sue McClintock
> Library Director
>
> Carver Memorial Library
> 12 Union St. / P.O. Box 439
> Searsport, ME 04974
> 207-548-2303
> www.carverlibrary.org
>
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>
>
> On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 10:50 AM Korina Lee <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > 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]
> > >
> >
>

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