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Teaching Touching Spirit Bear

Touching Spirit Bear

<p>After severely injuring Peter Driscal in an empty parking lot, troublemaker Cole Matthews is in major trouble. But instead of jail time, Cole is given an alternative: a one-year banishment to a remote Alaskan island. This program&#8212;called Circle Justice&#8212;is based on Native American traditions that provide healing for the criminal mind. To avoid serious jail time, Cole resolves to go. While there, Cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and left for dead. Thoughts of his abusive parents, helpless Peter, and his violent anger cause him to examine the root of his troubled ways.</p><p>Author Ben Mikaelson delivers a poignant depiction of the vicious cycle of violence and

Ben Mikaelsen
HarperCollins

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RL-2.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL-2.2 - Main Ideas, RL-2.3 - Characters & Plot, RL-3.1 - Text Structure, RL-3.2 - Point of View, RL-4.2 - Compare Texts, RV-3.1 - Key Terms & Tone, RV-3.3 - Figures of Speech

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