House of the Scorpion-Nancy Farmer


This novel was really interesting.  It is futuristic, science fiction, and deals with the moral issues of cloning. It is set in a future, dystopian, Mexico.   I think this book could be used in 8-10th grade.  The issues presented can be linked to science and social studies courses as well.

Awards:

Newbery Honor 2003

National Book Award 2002

Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book 2003

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award finalist 2003

Sequoyah Young Adult Award 2004-05

Volunteer State Award 2006

Arizona Young Readers Teen Award 2005

South Carolina Junior Readers Award 2005-2006

Rhode Island Teen Book Award Winner 2005

Young Hoosier Book Award Middle Grades 2006

Nevada Young Reader’s Award in the Young Adult category 2005

Senior Young Readers Choice Award Pacific Northwest Library Association 2004-05

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