Smoky Night: Eve Bunting

Smoky Night

Author: Eve Bunting
Illustrator: David Diaz
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Year: 1994
Brief Summary: Unlikely friendships develop as families live through the LA riots.

Awards, Honors and Prizes: 

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
  • Social Studies: older readers – discuss L.A. riots.  What caused them?  Discuss damages and losses.
  • Discuss unlikely friendships.  Why did Daniel and his mother not shop at Mrs. Kim’s, even though it was very close to where they lived?  What turned their animosity towards each other around?

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library


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