Encounter- Jane Yolen

Encounter written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by David Shannon is a fantastic piece of historical fiction that provides the reader with a perspective that is not often talked about. The focus of this story is a young Taino Indian who eventually reflects on the presence of Christopher Columbus and his crew, realizing the amount of damage that colonization had done to the Taino Indians and their culture. According to Scholastic, the interest level of this book is from grades 3-5, grade level equivalent of fourth, and guided reading level N.

Happy reading!

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