Touching Spirit Bear

April 20, 2017

Sixth grade Language Arts students are reading a chapter book titled, Touching Spirit Bear, by Ben Mikaelson. The story is about a fifteen-year-old boy named Cole Matthews.  Cole is an angry young man who is unable to control his emotions.  Because of this, he is facing jail time.  A parole officer, Garvey, is willing to sponsor Cole and help him make better choices, but first he must go through a different form of justice, Circle Justice.  What happens to Cole from this point on leads Cole on a journey of realizations of what real power is.  The students will finish the book in the next few weeks.  The book has vivid descriptions and exciting moments that hold everyone’s attention.  It’s a wonderful book and we can’t wait to see what happens next!