Courses this book is used in:
- Elementary Literature:
I Am David is the amazingly powerful story of the homeward journey of a 12-year-old boy who has been raised in a Russian Communist concentration camp. While the story is written in the third person, we see everything through David's eyes and learn to understand not only what he thinks, but why he thinks the way he does. The author has expertly captured and encapsulated the psychology of a boy in this position while engaging the reader in the physical journey itself. No less important than David's journey to his mother is his spiritual journey, his strict adherence to nonviolence in the face of danger, and the blossoming of his humanity through his viewing beauty and allowing himself to feel emotions.