Year of No Rain by Alice Mead! Great novel for social studies class or incorporating history into LA. 2 weeks worth of amazing lessons jam packed into an easy to read novel for fifth to seventh grade. Story takes place in South Sudan prior to its recent independence. It's about a village boy and how he survives after his village is attacked and destroyed. Also included an end of the book assignment where students have to add a chapter to the novel… "finishing it". You will have to purchase the books or you can do it as a read aloud! Check out all the extra resources/videos to watch.
Lost Boys of Sudan, God Grew Tired of Us, 60 Minutes Lost Boys part 1&2, Searching for Jacob.