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1/2: Mockingbird by Katherine Erksine

posted Oct 23, 2011, 6:02 PM by Heather M. Lenon   [ updated Jan 13, 2012, 7:41 AM ]
Mockingbird, Katherine Erksine--In Caitlin's world, everything is black or white. Things are good or bad. Anything in between is confusing. That's the stuff Caitlin's older brother, Devon, has always explained. But now Devon's dead and Dad is no help at all. Caitlin wants to get over it, but as an eleven-year-old girl with Asperger's, she doesn't know how. When she reads the definition of closure, she realizes that is what she needs. In her search for it, Caitlin discovers that not everything is black and white - the world is full of colors - messy and beautiful.

Is the definition of responsibility black and white?  Or is it different for every person?  Every situation? How can we define responsibility as an Eckstein norm when we are made up of so many different and unique students?  This book makes me think about the conflict that sometimes arises between the responsibilities to ourselves and the responsibility to our families.  Sometimes they aren't the fact sometimes they are in direct conflict with one another.  What do we do then?

Watch the book trailer here--Mockingbird book trailer
.  Does this seem like a book that would interest you?