Island of the Blue Dolphins Reading Guide

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Photo: houghton-mifflin

Legend has it that a young girl spent 18 years stranded alone far off the coast of California. This is her story.

Vocabulary by Chapter

Discussion Questions:

  • How do you think growing up without parent figures around affects a child’s life?
  • Do you think animals and nature can give people hope in times of sadness? Why do you think that?
  • Is it fair that the women of the tribe weren’t allowed to make weapons according to the law, but men were? Why do you think that?

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