Who’s The Target?

The Young Samurai series provides a rich resource for engaging reading, topical discussion and creative writing exercises in your classroom.

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Grade Level

Young Samurai is suitable for middle grade - boys and girls, since the books have both lead male and female characters (Jack and Akiko).

Group Size

The number of students is limited only by their ability to see the screen. In general, Virtual Author Visits are most effective for single grade levels and audiences of around 20-50, but can accommodate up to 150.

Subject Areas

Young Samurai naturally forms part of an English course and creative writing, but has cross-curricular relevance to the Far East, current affairs, geography, art, culture and sport (martial arts).

The novels can promote discussion on the themes of friendship, self-defence and protecting others, racism, adventure, loss, risk, choices, bullying, revenge, cultural differences, perseverance and hope.

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