Blood in the Water

A Story of Friendship during the Mexican War

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  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Bonita's grandmother predicts that blood will soon be shed on the soil of Texas. But little does Bonita imagine how much blood there will be--or that the war that takes her brothers might also take away her best friend. Readers are brought back to the Mexican War through Bonita's story and learn about the causes and aftermath of the war, its racial politics, and its effects on one Mexican girl living in Texas.

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978-1-61473-544-1
$44.95
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction
Category Social Studies
Copyright 2004
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2003-08-01
BISACS JUV016110
Dewey F
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 9.5 x 7.5
Guided Reading Level V
ATOS Reading Level 5.8
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 72921
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Activities for further learning, Author/Illustrator biography, Glossary of key words, Informative sidebars, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events
  • Blood in the Water
  • The History of the U.S.-Mexican War
  • Glossary
  • Timeline
  • Activities
  • To Find Out More
  • About the Author
Author: Pamela Dell

Pamela Dell has been writing for kids since the late 1980's, including work in both print and interactive multimedia. In the mid-1990's, she became one of the founders of Purple Moon, a highly acclaimed interactive game company for girls. As part of her role there, Pamela created the characters and scripts for the company's multiple-award winning Rockett CD-Rom game series. She has also produced work, both fiction and nonfiction, for clients such as Mattel, Carus Publishing, World Book Encyclopedia, Children's Press, Plan B Enterprises, Addictive Media, and the University of California, among others...subsequently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.