A Year Down Yonder (2001) Book Unit


This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters..

About the book (Not included):
A Year Down Yonder is a novel by Richard Peck published in 2000 and won the Newbery Medal in 2001.
The Great Depression is finally over in 1937, but times are still hard. Because her parents cannot care for her while they struggle to regain their financial footing back in Chicago, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her Grandma Dowdel in a small town in southern Illinois…

Interest level: Grades 4 – 8 Reading level: Grades 4 – 8

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