Once by Morris Gleitzman is an amazing book that I am reading with my 7th graders. I have read this with my ELA class as well as Social Studies. The story follows a young boy who is Jewish, that is unaware of the holocaust. Living in Poland in 1942 he is on the run to go save his parents bookshop. Felix is filled with imagination, wonder, ignorance, and innocence.
The story is a quick read and keeps students engaged. I work in a school with very low reading scores and this book was easy to follow for my struggling readers.
These discussion questions I allow students to work together or as a class and we answer the questions as we go along.
In the first discussion question I have also attached a character trait GO.