Entre chiens et loups

by Malorie Blackman

Dans un monde où tous ceux qui sont Noirs sont riches et puissants, et où tous les blancs sont pauvres et opprimés, Callum et Sephy s'aiment. Mais Callum est blanc et fils d'un rebelle clandestin, et Sephy Noire et fille de ministre. Une histoire d'amour qui explore le problème de la différence et du racisme.

Publication Information

Published: 2001

Originally written in French

Number of pages: 396

Recommended FSL Programs and Grades

  • Grade 10 (Immersion)

  • Grade 11 (Immersion)

  • Grade 12 (Core, Extended, Immersion)

Race/Ethnic/Geographic Information

Author: Black/African/Caribbean Heritage, British

Characters: Black/African/Caribbean Heritage and White

Setting: Black/African/Caribbean Heritage and White

Notes from a teacher-reader

  • Long read (396 pages).

  • Several volumes.

  • Hook: Forbidden love story.

  • The love story set in an alternative 21st century Britain where the ruling class of Black “Crosses” control the country over an oppressed, impoverished underclass of white “Noughts,” who are on the brink of revolt.

  • Black people have societal and political power and white people are oppressed.

  • Riveting plot that will be hard to put down.

  • Story of a rich daughter of a politician who falls in love with a poor white boy and the challenges they face to be together.

  • It’s a long novel - will be long for Core students, but language level is really easy (not many new words per page, easy read (two days read).

  • Mandy’s personal opinion is that the book is great for Immersion however, it’s possible to use it in Core French you’ll just need to think about how you will introduce this long novel.

  • Highly recommended.

  • Classroom use:

    • Language level is not difficult.

    • Content warnings: Acts of terrorism and suicide.

Feel free to contact the teacher-reader, Amanda Cloutier, at amanda.cloutier@peelsb.com if you have questions about this novel.

Sample Student Activities

Activité d_extension.pdf
Évaluation de livre - Natasha.pdf