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.
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A note about content
The Shape of Thunder is at its heart a celebration of friendship, but Jasmine Warga writes about some heavy issues in this book, especially the grief and trauma that follow gun violence. Please review the story so that you’re prepared to tackle tough topics with your reader, and consider this book a conversation starter as you process together your own thoughts and your family’s values related to its themes.
About the book
Cora hasn’t spoken to her best friend, Quinn, in a year.
Despite living next door to each other, they exist in separate worlds of grief. Cora is still grappling with the death of her beloved sister in a school shooting, and Quinn is carrying the guilt of what her brother did.
On the day of Cora’s twelfth birthday, Quinn leaves a box on her doorstep with a note. She has decided that the only way to fix things is to go back in time to the moment before her brother changed all their lives forever—and stop him.
In spite of herself, Cora wants to believe. And so the two former friends begin working together to open a wormhole in the fabric of the universe. But as they attempt to unravel the mysteries of time travel to save their siblings, they learn that the magic of their friendship may actually be the key to saving themselves.
The Shape of Thunder is a deeply moving story, told with exceptional grace, about friendship and loss—and how believing in impossible things can help us heal.―Amazon
Purchase The Shape of Thunder novel here.
This Boomerang is included in the 2022–2023 year-long program. Purchase here.