It takes place in an imaginary country, in an average African city and shows the scale and all the complexity of the problem. It is narrated by a sixteen-year-old girl any teenager in the developed world could relate to, who is dealing with the enormity of the problem firsthand. Appropriate for ESLD and up.
Get aquainted with young adult literature this school year! Join us as we explore popular new fiction, top YA picks and curriculum tie-ins. Look for ways to engage students in reading and explore strategies for integrating contemporary literature into your curriculum. Sunday, July 20, Chanda's Secrets by Allan Stratton I was very moved by this novel and am not surprised that it was a Prinz honor award winner.
I loved the character of Chanda, I thought she was smart and determined, I really came to care for and believe in her. I loved that she had the courage to face the situation and overcomes the secrecy and shame associated with the disease.
I wanted to know more about her and what happens to her. I realized that there is a sequel to the novel titled Chanda's War, which picks up 6 months after her mother's death and centers around a civil war in their country and rebels invading their village.
I am anxious to read it. I also liked the character of Esther! And was thrilled that Chanda was willing to stick by her friend.
I also liked that she had the courage to be tested for AIDS. I felt the description of the situation in modern-day Africa was extremely vivid and convincing. I don't know that students would realize right away that the setting of the story is contemporary Is this an issue they deal with in Global II?
I thought the connection to the diamond minds might trigger something in the students I think this is an excellent book for the Global II book list. Again, I thought the author did an excellent job describing life in this African village- the horrific conditions the family lives in, and the poverty and the devastion of AIDS victims comes across very clearly.
I felt this was the strongest part of the novel. I was surprised to learned, after I read the book, that the country depicted in the novel is fictional.
I was disappointed, then thought that this was probably a tool the author used to make a point Overall I felt the book brings to light a topic that is definitely ignored in our society.
I thought the ending was perhaps a bit too pat Tafa, all quickly coming out in the open in support seemed a bit unrealistic. But I'm a sucker for an ending like that so I liked it.
I bit different than StarGirl!Directed by South African filmmaker Oliver Schmitz, it is based on the international award winning novel Chandas Secrets by Allan Stratton. LuckyGenre: Comedy Cast: Colin Hanks, Ari Graynor, Ann-Margret, Jeffery Tambor and Elizabeth Uhl Director: Gil Cates Jr. Rated: R After Ben wins the lottery, Lucy his childhood crush suddenly becomes obtainable.
Stratton's book deals with the subject most artistically. The biggest anomaly about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa is that even though it is hugely prevalent, it is a huge stigma to have the disease/5(28).
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In the book "Chanda's Secrets by Allan Stratton it shows us that when one takes responsibility, it forces them to make sacrifices that can lead to loss of innocence. Connection to Self A connection I have is that I try to take as much responsibility as I can. Allan Stratton recently returned from Africa where he met the people who inspired this book.
He is past Head of Drama at an arts school in Toronto and a former member of New York's The Actors' Studio/5(28). Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers & Technology Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Radio Programs.
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