Silent to the Bone Reader's Guide

Silent to the Bone Reader's Guide
After reading Silent to the Bone, use the discussion topics in this reader's guide to explore the book's characters and events. These resources will help you engage your students in a conversation about serious emotional issues, family relationships, and abuse.

Grade Levels: 5 - 9

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Silent to the Bone
E.L. Konigsburg

Connor is sure his best friend, Branwell, couldn't have hurt Branwell's baby half sister, Nikki. But Nikki lies in a coma, and Branwell is in a juvenile behavioral center, suspected of a horrible crime and unable to utter the words to tell what really happened. Connor is the only one who might be able to break through Branwell's wall of silence. But how can he prove Branwell didn't commit the unspeakable act of which he's accused -- when Branwell can't speak for himself?
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