Old Fears, New Trade
Realistic (fiction) 644 words, Level N (Grade 2), Lexile 530L.A village by the sea is threatened when ships stop visiting it to trade for needed goods. Raven, the village's leader, sets out on a journey to make new trading partners of the people of the plains. But will these old enemies be open to leaving the past behind and working together? Old Fears, New Trade is an engaging tale of a wise and brave leader who opens her mind to the possibility of new beginnings. The book can also be used to teach students how to analyze characters as well as identify and use homophones.
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