Resource | K-12 Evaluated Resource Collection

K-12 Evaluated Resource Collection

Astonishing Color of After, The

Author/Publisher/Website: Pan, E.X.R.
Copyright: 2018
Evaluation/Record Entry Date: Apr/2020
Submitting suppliers/Website: Not Available
Primary Identifier: 9780316464017
Recommended Grades and Subjects/Courses: 9-12
(View recommended grades and subjects) English Language Arts

Resource Description

Leigh Chen Sanders, a fifteen-year-old girl grieving the death of her mother, balances between reality and magic, past and present, and between two different worlds as she searches for her mother, who she now believes to be a bird. In this story of ghosts and family secrets, Leigh learns about grief, reconciliation, mental illness, and her own identity through powerful imagery, suspense, and engaging storytelling. In a secondary classroom, “The Astonishing Color of After” is suitable in literature circles and as a novel study. The novel’s themes of mental health, suicide, and grief can be broached through reflections and projects. Log in to read the full review.