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The Cay
The Cay | Theodore Taylor
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Read Theodore Taylors classic bestseller and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award winner The Cay. Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curaao. War has always been a game to him, and hes eager to glimpse it firsthanduntil the freighter he and his mother are traveling to the United States on is torpedoed. When Phillip comes to, he is on a small raft in the middle of the sea. Besides Stew Cat, his only companion is an old West Indian, Timothy. Phillip remembers his mothers warning about black people: They are different, and they live differently. But by the time the castaways arrive on a small island, Phillips head injury has made him blind and dependent on Timothy. Mr. Taylor has provided an exciting storyThe idea that all humanity would benefit from this special form of color blindness permeates the whole bookThe result is a story with a high ethical purpose but no sermon.New York Times Book Review A taut tightly compressed story of endurance and revelationAt once barbed and tender, tense and fragileas Timothy would say, outrageous good.Kirkus Reviews * Fully realized settingartful, unobtrusive use of dialectthe representation of a hauntingly deep love, the poignancy of which is rarely achieved in childrens literature.School Library Journal, Starred Starkly dramatic, believable and compelling.Saturday Review A tense and moving experience in reading.Publishers Weekly Eloquently underscores the intrinsic brotherhood of man.Booklist "This is one of the best survival stories since Robinson Crusoe."The Washington Star A New York Times Best Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Horn Book Honor Book An American Library Association Notable Book A Publishers Weekly Childrens Book to Remember A Child Study Associations Pick of Childrens Books of the Year Jane Addams Book Award Lewis Carroll Shelf Award Commonwealth Club of California: Literature Award Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People Award Woodward School Annual Book Award Friends of the Library Award, University of California at Irvine From the Hardcover edition.
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LibrarianRyan
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1. The Tagged book is one of my favorite desert island books. An old black man and an entitled young white boy get stranded after a plane crash. This short historical book finds a boy unlearning the prejudices he was taught growing up in order to survive.
2. Bare
3. Honestly, No idea. I have been over and on top of mountains, and below the sea. So who knows.
4.black licorice
5.No I have to attend a funeral.

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LibrarianRyan
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1. This is one of my favorite MG books. And it stands up to adult age. And the sequel is pretty good as well.
2. Castaway
3. Islands in the Stream (original Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers version)

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JoScho Love that song 5mo
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madamereadsalot1
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📚 - The Cay

🎬 - A Shine of Rainbows

🎧 - Islands, The xx

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙🏝💙 6mo
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Christinak
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Straining to look where he had me pointed, I asked, “Are there any people on it?”
“‘Tis a veree smahl islan‘, outrageous low.”
I repeated, “Are there any people on it?” I thought they could #contact my father and then send for help.
Timothy answered honestly, “No, young bahss. No people. People not be libin‘ on d‘islan‘ dat ‘as no wattah.”
No people. No water. No food. No phones. It was not any better than the raft. In fact, it might be worse.

LibrarianRyan One of my all time FAVORITE books! 8mo
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Killianfig
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Historical fiction novel The Cay by Theodore Taylor explores important themes such as racial discrimination in this heartfelt adventure following a young, shipwrecked boy, Phillip. Students will love the Treasure Island-esque atmosphere and teachers plan great lessons that encourage empathy and tolerance in the classroom.

Killianfig UDL strategies 7.2, 2.1, and 2.3 would help students understand the book‘s important symbols such as the connection between physical and metaphorical blindness. ESOL strategies 11 and 20 would also be helpful to explain the themes and symbols of the novel. Here‘s a great RWT plan that has students make brochures of the Caribbean setting: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/ribbean-island-st...
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kkimmelman I remember reading this book back when I was in school! It was great for learning to understand metaphors and themes. I think your UDL strategies align well. @Killianfig 10mo
DrSpalding Several students have posted on this book in the past. A common read! Your resource, is of course high-quality. Great job aligning principles and standards. 10mo
Mmw2478 I‘m reading this one next! I am focusing on including a lot of books in my classroom that will teach tolerance and allow for positive conversations about racial issues that seem to cause so much tension. 10mo
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madamereadsalot1
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#readingresolutions day 13 #beach @Jess7

I read this one many moons ago in the 5th grade. All I remember is the cover and that I thought it was ok, even at that point I preferred scary books and fantasy. And yet this is the first book that popped into my head for today's theme. 🤷

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MiyakoBunny
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💡Inspired by the #ThrowBackReadathon I decided for my #PopsugarReadingChallenge prompt:[A Book 📖 set at Sea🌊] to read this awesomeness from childhood again 🙂

ValerieAndBooks I remember this book! And the movie (made for TV?) with James Earl Jones. But I don‘t remember much about either . 2y
MiyakoBunny @ValerieAndBooks 😃Oh Cool! I never knew there was a movie 🎥 2y
monalyisha My 4th grade teacher read this aloud to us & I was so enamored (with both her & the book)! 💞 2y
MiyakoBunny @monalyisha 💕I bet 😃 I probably would‘ve been too it‘s such a great book 📖 2y
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HeyMsBowen
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YES. THIS BOOK. I believe I read this in 6th grade. Philip (a young white male) becomes stranded on an island and has to learn to co-inhabit with an older man, Timothy, who is black. Philip struggles with prejudices as he and Timothy learn to survive. (Realistic Fiction) #ucflae3414sp17 http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/ribbean-island-st...

DrSpalding Sounds interesting. Might it have text to text connections with Paulson's, Hatchet? 3y
Maya.A This sounds like a great book to read during black history month. It can show students that we are equal and that we need to help and support others. 3y
Langlied I have never heard of this book but it sounds really interesting and worth reading! It would be a great lesson to teach students too! 3y
LaurenMcl I have seen this book before and never thought of reading it. Adding it to my list! 3y
katelynn_lawson Definitely on my TBR list!! 3y
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beccaeve
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Day 7 of #SeasonsReadings2016: #SetOnAnIsland
A teacher read this to us in elementary school and I tracked it down at work recently. I think it will hold up to a reread.

Lesliereads Wow! I haven't read this in decades! I've marked it as "read" but it might be interesting to read it again ..... 3y
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Josie
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I completely forgot about this book that I read back in middle school. I remember loving it so I was so excited when it came in so quickly from the library. I don't remember specifics, so it will be a fun reread!

GirlNamedJesse One of my favorite books of all time! And now I think I'll pick it for our next Family Book Club. Thanks for the reminder! 3y
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quirkyreader
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I started this story when I was at "Bucky's" keeping warm before going into work. Then this evening after doing my usual routine I plowed through this story. It teaches important lessons that are valued in today's world. Major thumbs up for this one. ??

DivineDiana That's a wow! 3y
TieDyeDude That cover looks reeeeally familiar 3y
LaurenAsh I forgot about this book but I was instantly transported back to when I was ten years old and my uncle, who taught middle school, made me read this book and write a book report about it! In the summer! It was obviously completely different from the Baby-Sitters Club series I was obsessed with at that time. I credit that summer, this book, and my uncle for expanding the kind of books that I love. 3y
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kgriffith
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So many folks have named others I read over and over in my youth, so I thought I'd share one that hasn't been mentioned yet in my #FunFridayPhoto -- The Cay, by Theodore Taylor. I lost most of my childhood books in one of my mom's moves and have been working on rebuilding a portion of that beloved library :)

BookMusings I loved this one too! 3y
SusanInTiburon It sounds wonderful. And I love your photo! 3y
kgriffith @SusanInTiburon My cat was insistent on photobombing! 😂 3y
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