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The Witch of Blackbird Pond


How will you use your freedom?

Audience Grade 9; used in Classical Conversations communities in Challenge I
Accessibility Most students will require minimal guidance
Preparation None required
Ease of use Large print
Author Elizabeth George Speare
Page Count 249
Format Perfect bound; paperback
Publication Date 1958

General Description

In The Witch of Blackbird Pond, sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler gives up island life on Barbados to life with her aunt and uncle in a New England Puritan community. Struggling to fit in while staying true to herself, Kit finally finds a friend in Hannah Tupper, a woman accused of witchcraft. The Witch of Blackbird Pond raises important, age-appropriate questions of truth and rumor, heart and society. Through Kit’s journey, students contemplate the ways in which earthly freedom can be given or restricted, used with love or used with fear.