I taught the EngageNY Common Core Grade 5 but Dark Water Rising was removed. I chose to do a literature circle with:
Hiroshima A Novella by Laurence Yep
It took about a week to finish this book,
However, the discussions that arise are phenomenal!
FYI: I also paired it with
Historical Fiction : Hiroshima
Non-Fiction: Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Fictional experience: Mieko and the Fifth Treasure