Bamboo People

Mitali Perkins

The Boomerang is a monthly digital downloadable product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific novel. It is geared toward young teens ages 13-14 and is the indispensable tool for Brave Writer parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.

This guide contains the following features:

  • 4 Passages (one per week) for copywork/dictation
  • Notes about punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, and literary devices
  • Beyond the Passage and Inside Scoop boxes
  • 9 Think Piece questions
  • Golden Lines prompt
  • Book Club Party Ideas
  • 52 pages
  • Publication Date: October 2021

How does the Boomerang fit into the Brave Writer complete language arts program? Learn more on our Getting Started page.

    About the book

    Bang! A side door bursts open.

    Soldiers pour into the room. They're shouting and waving rifles.

    I shield my head with my arms. It was a lie! I think, my mind racing.

    Girls and boys alike are screaming. The soldiers prod and herd some of us together and push the rest apart as if we're cows or goats.

    Their leader, though, is a middle-aged man. He's moving slowly, intently, not dashing around like the others. "Take the boys only, Win Min," I overhear him telling a tall, gangly soldier. "Make them obey."


    Chiko isn't a fighter by nature. He's a book-loving Burmese boy whose father, a doctor, is in prison for resisting the government. Tu Reh, on the other hand, wants to fight for freedom after watching Burmese soldiers destroy his Karenni family's home and bamboo fields. Timidity becomes courage and anger becomes compassion as each boy is changed by unlikely friendships formed under extreme circumstances.—
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    This month's book selection is from the year-long Boomerang program




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