Character Connections: Books about Caring

Read any of the following books, and write a short summary about how the book relates to the character trait of caring. 

Give your summary to Ms. Scalice



Silhouetted By the Blue     Jones, Traci L.

After the death of her mother in an automobile accident, seventh-grader Serena, who has gotten the lead in her middle school play, is left to handle the day-to-day challenges of caring for herself and her younger brother when their father cannot pull himself out of his depression.

The Off Season     Murdock, Catherine Gilbert.

High school junior D.J. staggers under the weight of caring for her badly injured brother, her responsibilities on the dairy farm, a changing relationship with her friend Brian, and her own athletic aspirations.

Wild Horse     Siamon, Sharon.

Cousins Alison and Becky travel to Wyoming along with their friend Meg to spend their school holiday on a horse ranch, but Alison's foul mood threatens to make the week more a trial than a treat until she finds purpose in caring for a sick wild horse.

Mockingbird     Erskine, Kathryn.

Ten-year-old Caitlin, who has Asperger's Syndrome, struggles to understand emotions, show empathy, and make friends at school, while at home she seeks closure by working on a project with her father.

The Berry-Picking Man     Buchanan, Jane, 1956-

Nine-year-old Meggie resents spending time with a strange old man who calls her mother whenever he needs a ride. But when he is in the hospital at Christmas, Meggie knows what she must do.

End Zone     Barber, Tiki, 1975-

Co-captains Tiki and Ronde Barber lead their junior high teammates to the Virginia state football championship.

Shiloh Season     Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

When mean and angry Judd, who has never known kindness, takes to drinking and mistreats his dogs, Marty discovers how deep a hurt can go and how long it takes to heal.