Take an everyday journey via two different types of transportation and compare the two. Perhaps try a subway and a cab or a bicycle and your own feet. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
Middle Passage: White Ships/Black Cargo - (ISBN: 978-0803718043)
by Tom Feelings
In this gorgeous art book, Tom Feelings confronts his people’s past and learns of the voyage of slaves to the new world. Powerful pictures that speak throughout this volume; it portrays the painfully searing life of captives aboard a sailing vessel taking them to the new world. How do these stark photos make you want to read more?
Murder on the Orient Express - (ISBN: 978-0062073495)
by Agatha Christie
Join the life of the rich elite as they travel on this magnificently outfitted train across a continent. After a blinding snowstorm stops the train, a millionaire is found dead in his locked compartment. How does Poirot find the killer, a killer who must be among the passengers aboard the train?
Our Time on the River - (ISBN: 0618311165)
by Don Brown
Two brothers take a meaningful canoe trip just before the older is scheduled to ship out to Vietnam. Their experiences change their relationship after one saves the other’s life. The book provides a poignant story set against the cultural backdrop of the 1960’s in America.
The Phantom Tollbooth - (ISBN: 978-0394815008)
by Norton Juster
Milo’s epic trip begins when he boards his toy car after a mysterious tollbooth appears in his bedroom. The once bored teen encounters a awe-inspiring people, rescues princesses, and survives the Doldrums. If you enjoy humor, word play, and irony, take a look at this book, loved by generations of children.
Wild Man Island - (ISBN: 978-0380733101)
by Will Hobbs
Andy is nearly triumphant in his solo kayak trip, but a brutal storm forces him into survival mode on an adjacent island. Thoughts of his father’s fatal accident nearby spur him to search frantically for ways to eat, survive nature’s assaults, and deal with strange island inhabitants. What do you admire most about his efforts?