The Cay by Theodore Taylor tells the timeless tale of two strong-willed individuals who learn to trust—and eventually to love—each other against all the odds. Phillip, a young white boy, is blinded and stranded on a tiny island with Timothy, an old and wise black sailor. Phillip’s blindness is Taylor’s metaphor for the moral and spiritual blindness underlying racial prejudice. This teaching guide includes an overview discussing the themes, structures and style of the book; discussion questions, writing topics and project activities for each chapter, as well as reproducible pages for students and readers of all ages.
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