I pulled a box of books from the closet in my classroom and found a set of 2001 Newbery Honor books entitled Hope Was Here. I know it had not been taught for four years. From the looks/condition of the books, it was probably only taught once.
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I used this novel as one of three my students were simultaneously doing in small groups. I used a reading guide I found on-line (click HERE), and I modified it. It really is an excellent starting point for reading lesson plans.